Battle of Darbytown Road

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Not to be confused with the Battle of Darbytown and New Market Roads on October 7, 1864 or the Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road on October 27–28, 1864.
Battle of Darbytown Road
Part of the American Civil War
Date October 7, 1864 (1864-10-07)
Location Henrico County,
near Sandston, Virginia
Result Confederate victory
United States United States (Union) Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders and leaders
Alfred Terry Richard H. Anderson
X Corps Corps
Casualties and losses
(36 killed,
358 wounded,
43 captured).[1]
513[nb 1]

The Battle of Darbytown Road was fought on October 13, 1864, between Union and Confederate forces. The Confederates were attempting to retake ground they had lost to Federal forces during battles near Richmond, Virginia. Their efforts failed. On October 13, Union forces advanced to find and feel the new Confederate defensive line in front of Richmond. While mostly a battle of skirmishers, a Federal brigade assaulted fortifications north of Darbytown Road and was repulsed with heavy casualties. The Federals retired to their entrenched lines along New Market Road.


Further information: Union order of battle


  1. ^ "Number 7. Return of Casualties in the Union Forces". Official Reports. The Siege of Petersburg Online. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 


  1. ^ This estimate of Confederated casualties is obtained by subtracting the officially reported Union casualties (437) from the NPS estimate of total casualties (950).

Coordinates: 37°28′59″N 77°21′27″W / 37.4830°N 77.3574°W / 37.4830; -77.3574