Today in History:

Chester Station

Battle Name: Chester Station
Other Names: None
State: Virginia
Location: Chesterfield County
Campaign: Bermuda Hundred Campaign (May-June 1864)
Dates: May 10, 1864
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler [US]; Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 569 total
Description: On May 10, elements of Maj. Gen. Robert Ransom’s division conducted a reconnaissance-in-force against a portion of Butler’s army that was destroying the railroad at Chester Station. The Confederates attacked near the Winfree House, and the Federals retired to their Bermuda Hundred lines.
Results: Inconclusive

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