It lasted from July , In addition to what would become the Battle of the Crater, Grant also sent a force to the north side of the James River via the Deep Bottom bridgehead. Philip H. If everything went according to plan, Richmond would fall and Grant could call off the mine attack. Hancock wasted little time in attempting to locate the enemy and begin the grand offensive that would open the way for Sheridan to commence his raid. Benjamin Grubb Humphreys. In the middle of this line of infantry were four 20 lb.
The First Battle of Deep Bottom: July 27, 1864
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As he had done in late July during the Battle of the Crater, Lieut. Ulysses S. Grant called upon Maj. Winfield S. Hancock and his Second Corps to attack Gen. Robert E.
First Battle of Deep Bottom
During the night of August 13—14, a force under the command of Maj. Winfield S. On August 16, Union assaults near the mill were initially successful, but Confederate counterattacks drove the Federals back. After days of indecisive skirmishing, the Federals returned to the south side of the James on the night of August
A Union force under Maj. Winfield S. Hancock and Philip H. Sheridan was sent on an expedition threatening Richmond, Virginia , and its railroads, intending to attract Confederate troops away from the Petersburg defensive line, in anticipation of the upcoming Battle of the Crater. The Union infantry and cavalry force was unable to break through the Confederate fortifications at Bailey's Creek and Fussell's Mill and was withdrawn, but it achieved its desired effect of momentarily reducing Confederate strength at Petersburg.