Enon in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Grant's Virginia Campaigns
The Bermuda Hundred Campaign
In the Shenandoah Valley, Union forces led by Gen. Franz Sigel were defeated by a scratch force under the command of Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge at New Market. The Confederate victory was aided by a gallant charge from the cadets of the Virginia Military Institute.
South of Richmond, Maj. Gen Benjamin F. Butler landed the Army of the James at Bermuda Hundred in eastern Chesterﬁeld County. He fought inconclusively against a weak Confederate force at Port Walthall Junction, Swift Creek and Chester Station. On May 16, Butler suffered a decisive defeat at the Second Battle
When Grant pulled out of Cold Harbor and slipped the Army of the Potomac across the James River, the Overland and Bermuda Hundred Campaigns came to a close. The opening phases of the Siege of Petersburg had begun.
During May and June of 1864, Union and Confederate forces suffered nearly 90,000 combined casualties in Virginia. Ten more months of ﬁghting still lay ahead.
Actions in Central Virginia 1864-1865 Map courtesy of the National Park Service
This sign was sponsored by Drs. Pat and Michael Stevens, Fredericksburg, VA
Erected 2014 by Chesterfield County and the Blue & Gray Education Society.
Location. 37° 19.235′ N, 77° 21.18′ W. Marker is in Enon, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Enon Church Road (Virginia Route 746) west of Bermuda Orchard Lane, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Point of Rocks Park. Marker is in this post office area: Chester VA 23836, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Opening Actions of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign (here, next to this marker); Point of Rocks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Leaders (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bermuda Hundred Campaign-Federal Leaders (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bermuda Hundred Campaign Begins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal War Plans for 1864 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Actions in the East 1861-1863 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enon.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.