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Encyclopedia > Battle of Wilson's Wharf
Battle of Totopotomoy Creek
Conflict The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession... American Civil War
Date May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). There are 221 days remaining. Events 1153 - Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland. 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves for Egypt. 1430 - Joan of Arc is captured at Compiègne. 1487 - Imposter Lambert Simnel... May 24, Events January - March January 21 - Maori Wars: The Tauranga Campaign starts. February 27 - American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia. March 1- Alejandro Mon Menéndez takes office as Prime Minister of Spain March 10 - American Civil War: The Red River Campaign... 1864
Place Charles City, Virginia
Result Union victory
Combatants
For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9... Confederate States of America For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). The United States of America, also referred to as the United States, U.S.A., U.S., US, America¹, or the States, is a federal republic of fifty states, mostly in central North America. The U.S. has three land... United States of America
Commanders
Fitzhugh Lee Edward Wild
Strength
3,000 1,800
Casualties
Grant's Overland Campaign
This article is about the Battle of the Wilderness in the American Civil War. For the French and Indian War battle, see Battle of the Wilderness 1755. Battle of the Wilderness Conflict American Civil War Date May 5–7, 1864 Place Spotsylvania County Result Inconclusive (Grant continued his offensive... Wilderness Battle of Spotsylvania Court House Conflict American Civil War Date May 8–21, 1864 Place Spotsylvania County Result Inconclusive (Grant continued his offensive) The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, sometimes simply referred to as the Battle of Spotsylvania, was the second battle in Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grants... Spotsylvania Court House On May 11th, 1864, Confederate General Jeb Stuart was shot at Yellow Tavern by a Union sharpshooter at a distance of 30 feet (10 m). The incident was little more than a skirmish between Union and Confederate cavalry, yet it cost Robert E. Lee his eyes, in Lees own... Yellow TavernWilson's WharfHaw's ShopNorth AnnaTotopotomoy CreekOld Church Battle of Cold Harbor Conflict American Civil War Date May 31 – June 12, 1864 Place Hanover County Result Confederate victory The Battle of Cold Harbor, the third and final battle of United States Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grants 1864 Overland Campaign in central Virginia during the American Civil... Cold HarborTrevilian StationSaint Mary's Church

The Battle of Wilson’s Wharf (also called Fort Pocahontas) was a battle in Union General Ulysses Simpson Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American Civil War General and the 18th (1869–1877) President of the United States. Though a successful general, he is considered by many historians to be one of Americas worst Presidents and led an administration that... Ulysses Grant's Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee The Overland Campaign, or Grants Overland Campaign, was a series of battles fought in Virginia during May and June, 1864, in the American Civil War. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all Union armies, directed the actions of the Army... Overland Campaign against Confederate Gen. For the author of Inherit the Wind and other works, see Robert Edwin Lee. Robert Edward Lee, as a U.S. Army Colonel before the war Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807–October 12, 1870) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces... Robert E. Lee's The Army of Northern Virginia was the primary military force of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War in the eastern theater. It was most often arrayed against the Union Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. The first commander of the Army of Northern Virginia... Army of Northern Virginia.


On May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). There are 221 days remaining. Events 1153 - Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland. 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves for Egypt. 1430 - Joan of Arc is captured at Compiègne. 1487 - Imposter Lambert Simnel... May 24, Confederate Major General Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry division (about 3,000 men) attacked the Union supply depot at Wilson’s Wharf and was repulsed by two black regiments under Brigadier is a rank in the British military, Australian Army, New Zealand Army and several other Commonwealth armies ranking above Colonel and immediately below Major General . It was introduced in 1928 to replace the rank of Colonel Commandant that had briefly replaced the rank of Brigadier General in 1922. A... Brigadier General Edward Wild (about 1,800 men).




External links

  • cr.nps.gov: Battle of Wilson’s Wharf (http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va056.htm)

 
 

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