Proctor's Creek Fight
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member johnjm99
N 37° 22.801 W 077° 25.340
18S E 285530 N 4139783
Quick Description: Civil War battle of 13-14 May 1864.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 3/4/2006 4:23:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM8AQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member dustyroades
Views: 22

Long Description:
Tot he west of the road here at Proctor's Creek Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Union Army of the James attacked the outer line of the Confederates' Drewery Bluff defenses on 13-14 May 1864. On the first day, Union Maj. Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore struck the Confederate right flank, commanded by Maj. Gen. Robert Ransom, Jr. Ransom's troops crumpled under the onslaught, rallied and counterattacked, and finally fell back to the main lines at Kingsland Creek. On 14 may, Gillmore and Maj. Gen. William F. Smith launched coordinated attacks that drove through the first defensive line but stopped short of the second. The Federals then entrenched.
Marker Number: S 11

Marker Title: Proctor's Creek Fight

Marker Location: Route 1 and Interstate 288

County or Independent City: Chesterfield

Marker Program Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources, 2001

Web Site: Not listed

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