Battle of Ware Bottom Church

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Coordinates: 37°20′40″N 77°23′29″W / 37.34444°N 77.39139°W / 37.34444; -77.39139

Battle of Ware Bottom Church
Part of the American Civil War
Date May 20, 1864 (1864-05-20)
Location Chesterfield County, Virginia
Result CSA (Confederate) victory
Belligerents
United States United States (Union) Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders and leaders
Benjamin Butler P. G. T. Beauregard
Strength
10,000 [1]
Casualties and losses
1,500 [1]

The Battle of Ware Bottom Church was fought on May 20, 1864, between Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The Union troops were led by Benjamin Butler, while the Confederates were led by P.G.T. Beauregard. The Confederates were victorious, and Butler's forces remained in their Bermuda Hundred defenses.[1] Following the battle, the Confederates began digging a critical set of defensive earthworks that became known as the Howlett Line. [2]

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