Second Battle of Deep Bottom Facts

August 13–20, 1864

Second Deep Bottom 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 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.

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


  • August 13–20, 1864


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


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)


  • Confederate victory

Timeline of the Petersburg Campaign

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