Civil War in Virginia
American Civil War
June 15-18, 1864
Marching from Cold Harbor, Meade's Army of the Potomac crossed the James River on transports and a 2,200-foot long pontoon bridge at Windmill Point.
Butler's leading elements (XVIII Corps and Kautz's cavalry) crossed the Appomattox River at Windmill Point and attacked the Petersburg defenses on June 15. The 5,400 defenders of Petersburg under command of General P.G.T. Beauregard were driven from their first line of entrenchments back to Harrison Creek. After dark the XVIII Corps was relieved by the II Corps.
On June 16, the II Corps captured another section of the Confederate line; on the 17th, the IX Corps gained more ground. Beauregard stripped the Howlett Line (Bermuda Hundred) to defend the city, and Lee rushed reinforcements to Petersburg from the Army of Northern Virginia.
The II, XI, and V Corps from right to left attacked on June 18 but was repulsed with heavy casualties. By now the Confederate works were heavily manned and the greatest opportunity to capture Petersburg without a siege was lost. The siege of Petersburg began.
Union General James St. Clair Morton, chief engineer of the IX Corps, was killed on June 17.
Result(s): Confederate victory
Location: City of Petersburg
Campaign: Richmond Petersburg Campaign (June 1864-March 1865) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): June 15-18, 1864
Principal Commanders: Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and Major General George Meade [US]; General Robert E. Lee and General P.G.T. Beauregard [CS]
Forces Engaged: 104,000 total (US 62,000; CS 42,000)
Estimated Casualties: 11,386 total (US 8,150; CS 3,236)
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