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Haw's Shop

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Battle Name: Haw’s Shop
Other Names: Enon Church
State: Virginia
Location: Hanover County
Campaign: Grant’s Overland Campaign (May-June 1864)
Dates: May 28, 1864
Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. David M. Gregg [US]; Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee and Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 744 total (US 344; CS 400)
Description: Gregg’s cavalry division, supported by Torbert’s division, advanced to cover the Army of the Potomac’s crossing of the Pamunkey River and movement toward Totopotomoy Creek. Fitzhugh Lee’s and Hampton’s cavalry divisions, later reinforced by Butler’s South Carolina brigade, met the Federals at Enon Church. After seven hours of mostly dismounted cavalry fighting, the Federal advance was stopped. Both Confederate and Union infantry began arriving in the vicinity as the cavalry fighting raged.
Results: Inconclusive

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