Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant

Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant (pictured here) lost the Second Battle of Deep Bottom, but the conflict prevented Confederate General Robert E. Lee from reinforcing General Jubal Early’s army in the Shenandoah Valley.

Second Battle of Deep Bottom Facts

August 13–20, 1864

Key facts about the Second Battle of Deep Bottom.

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Also Known As

  • Battle of New Market Road
  • Battle of Fussell’s Mill
  • Battle of Bailey’s Creek, the Battle of Charles City Road
  • Battle of White’s Tavern

Date

  • August 13–20, 1864

Location

  • Deep Bottom, Virginia, about 15 miles southeast of Richmond

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Potomac (2nd Corps)
  • Army of the James (10th Corps)

Confederate Forces Engaged:

  • Army of Northern Virginia

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 28,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 8,500–20,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 2,899 (327 killed, 1,851 wounded, 721 missing/captured)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 1,500 (200 killed, 900 wounded, 400 missing/captured)

Result

  • Confederate victory

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 Second Battle of Deep Bottom Facts
  • Coverage August 13–20, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Second Battle of Deep Bottom
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date December 5, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 19, 2021
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