Civil War in Virginia
American Civil War
May 30, 1864
With the armies stalemated along the Totopotomoy Creek line, the Federal cavalry began probing east and south.
On May 30, Torbert's Division attacked and defeated Butler's Brigade near Old Church.
Butler's troopers were driven steadily back on the road to Old Cold Harbor, opening the door for Sheridan's capture of the important crossroads the next day.
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Hanover County
Campaign: Grant's Overland Campaign (May-June 1864) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): May 30, 1864
Principal Commanders: Brigadier General Alfred Torbert [US]; Brigadier General Matthew C. Butler [CS]
Forces Engaged: Brigades
Estimated Casualties: 900 total
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