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Darbytown Road

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Battle Name: Darbytown Road
Other Names: Alms House
State: Virginia
Location: Henrico County
Campaign: Richmond-Petersburg Campaign (June 1864-March 1865)
Dates: October 13, 1864
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Alfred Terry [US]; Lt. Gen. Richard Anderson [CS]
Forces Engaged: Corps
Estimated Casualties: 950 total
Description: On October 13, Union forces advanced to find and feel the new Confederate defensive line in front of Richmond. While mostly a battle of skirmishers, a Federal brigade assaulted fortifications north of Darbytown Road and was repulsed with heavy casualties. The Federals retired to their entrenched lines along New Market Road.
Results: Confederate victory

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