Key facts about the Battle of Saint Mary's Church (also known as the Battle of Nance's Shop).
Also Known As
- Battle of Nance’s Shop
- June 24, 1864
- Charles City, Virginia
Principal Union Commanders
- Major General Philip Sheridan
Principal Confederate Commanders
- Major General Wade Hampton
Union Forces Engaged
- Sheridan’s Cavalry (Army of the Potomac)
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Hampton’s Cavalry (Army of Northern Virginia
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
Estimated Combined Casualties
- 630 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)
- Confederate victory
- Sheridan’s forces were attempting to reunite with Grant’s Army of the Potomac, following the Union cavalry’s defeat at the Battle of Trevilian Station on June 11 and 12, 1864.
- The Battle of Saint Mary’s Church was the last battle in Grant’s Overland Campaign.
Timeline of the Overland Campaign
These are the main battles and events of the Overland Campaign in order.
- May 5–7, 1864 — Battle of The Wilderness
- May 8–21 — Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
- May 11 — Battle of Yellow Tavern
- May 23–26 — Battle of North Anna
- May 24 — Battle of Wilson’s Wharf
- May 28 — Battle of Haw’s Shop
- May 28–30 — Battle of Totopotomoy Creek
- May 30 — Battle of Old Church
- May 31–June 12 — Battle of Cold Harbor
- June 11-12 — Battle of Trevilian Station
- June 24 — Battle of Saint Mary’s Church