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Saint Mary's Church

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Battle Name: Saint Mary’s Church
Other Names: Nance's Shop
State: Virginia
Location: Charles City
Campaign: Grant’s Overland Campaign (May-June 1864)
Dates: June 24, 1864
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan [US]; Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 630 total
Description: On June 24, Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton’s cavalry attempted to cut off Sheridan’s cavalry returning from their raid to Trevilian Station. Sheridan fought a delaying action to protect a long supply train under his protection, then rejoined the Union army at Bermuda Hundred.
Results: Inconclusive

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