Battle of Haw's Shop Facts

May 28, 1864

Haw's Shop Battle facts, including dates, location, casualties, leaders, who won, and more interesting facts you might not know. This fact sheet provides a quick overview of the battle and is for kids doing research and students preparing for the AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam.

Portrait of David M. Gregg

Brigadier General David M. Gregg (pictured here) and Brigadier General Alfred Torbert commanded the Union forces at the Battle of Haw’s Shop. [Wikimedia Commons]

Also Known As

  • Battle of Enon Church


  • May 28, 1864


  • Hanover County, Virginia


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • 2 cavalry divisions, 1st and 2nd Divisions (Army of the Potomac)

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Cavalry divisions (Army of Northern Virginia)

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 4,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 4,500

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 365 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 378 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)


  • Inconclusive


  • The Battle of Haw’s Shop was an early engagement in the wider Battle of Totopotomoy Creek.

Timeline of the Overland Campaign

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

Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Haw's Shop Facts
  • Date May 28, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of haw's shop, battle of enon church, overland campaign, alfred torbert, david gregg, wade hampton, fitzhugh lee
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date February 28, 2024
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update January 12, 2024

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