||Darbytown and New Market Roads
||Johnson’s Farm, Fourmile Creek
||Richmond-Petersburg Campaign (June 1864-March 1865)
||October 7, 1864
||Brig. Gen. A. Kautz and Maj. Gen. David Birney [US]; Gen. Robert E. Lee [CS]
||Responding to the loss of Fort Harrison and the increasing Federal threat against Richmond, Gen.
Robert E. Lee directed an offensive against the Union far right flank on October 7. After routing the Federal
cavalry from their position covering Darbytown Road, Field’s and Hoke’s divisions assaulted the main Union
defensive line along New Market Road and were repulsed. Confederate Gen. John Gregg of the Texas brigade
was killed. The Federals were not dislodged, and Lee withdrew into the Richmond defenses.