Gregg's cavalry division, supported by Torbert's division, advanced to cover the Army of the Potomac's crossing of the Pamunkey River and movement toward Totopotomoy Creek.
Fitzhugh Lee's and Hampton's cavalry divisions, later reinforced by Butler's South Carolina brigade, met the Federals at Enon Church.
After seven hours of mostly dismounted cavalry fighting, the Federal advance was stopped.
Both Confederate and Union infantry began arriving in the vicinity as the cavalry fighting raged.
Location: Hanover County
Campaign: Grant's Overland Campaign (May-June 1864) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): May 28, 1864
Principal Commanders: Brigadier General David M. Gregg [US]; Major General Fitzhugh Lee and Major General Wade Hampton [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 744 total (US 344; CS 400)