Battle of Darbytown Road Facts

October 13, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Darbytown Road, also known as the Battle of Alms House.

Portrait of Robert E. Lee

The Battle of Darbytown Road was a Confederate victory because the Federals failed in their attempt to prevent General Robert E. Lee from constructing new defenses east of Richmond, prolonging the Petersburg Campaign. [Wikimedia Commons]


Also Known As

  • Battle of Alms House


  • October 13, 1864


  • Henrico County, Virginia, southeast of Richmond


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • General Robert E. Lee
  • Major General Richard H. Anderson
  • Major Generals Charles Field
  • Major General Robert Hoke

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the James (10th Corps)

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Field’s and Hoke’s Divisions

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 437 (36 killed, 358 wounded, 43 captured)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 513 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)


  • Confederate victory

Timeline of the Petersburg Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Petersburg Campaign in order.


Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Darbytown Road Facts
  • Date October 13, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Darbytown Road
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date March 27, 2023
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 3, 2022

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