Battle of Chaffin's Farm
Date: September 29-30, 1864
Location: Henrico County, Virginia
Union Leader: Butler Confederate Leaders: Lee, Ewell
Union Forces: 26,600 Confederate Forces: 14,500
Union Losses: 3,372 Confederate Losses: 2,000
This Battle was part of the Siege of Petersburg and was part of a dual offensive. The goal of this mission was to cut off the railroad south of Petersburg and pull troops away from Petersburg. Although the Union took heavier casualties than the defending Confederates, they succeeded in their overall goal. In addition, several African American soldiers won the Medal of Honor from this battle for their heroism.