• 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
                                                                               Victor: Union  
    Battle Summary:  
       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.