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Strategically, Battle of Peebles Farm was a Union victory because Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant tightened his stranglehold on Petersburg by extending his lines south of the city farther to the west. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Peebles Farm Facts

September 30–October 2, 1864

Key facts about, the Battle of Peebles Farm, also known as the battles of Poplar Springs Church, Wyatt’s Farm, Chappell’s House, Pegram’s Farm, Vaughan Road, and Harmon Road,

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Also Known As

  • Battle of Poplar Springs Church
  • Battle of Wyatt’s Farm
  • Battle of Chappell’s House
  • Battle of Pegram’s Farm
  • Battle of Vaughan Road
  • Battle of Harmon Road

Date

  • September 30–October 2, 1864

Location

  • Dinwiddie County, Virginia, south of Petersburg

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Two divisions of the 5th Corps
  • Two divisions of the 9th Corps
  • One division of the 2nd Corps
  • Gregg’s cavalry division

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Heth’s Division
  • Wilcox’s Division
  • Hampton’s Cavalry Corps, including W.H.F. Lee’s cavalry

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 29,800

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 10,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 2,800 casualties (killed, wounded, captured (nearly 1,300))

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 1,300 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • Strategically, Battle of Peebles Farm was a Union victory because Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant tightened his stranglehold on Petersburg by extending his lines south of the city farther to the west.

Timeline of the Petersburg Campaign

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

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Peebles Farm Facts
  • Coverage September 30–October 2, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Peebles Farm
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 19, 2021
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