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Wilson's Wharf

Battle Name: Wilson’s Wharf
Other Names: Fort Pocahontas
State: Virginia
Location: Charles City
Campaign: Grant’s Overland Campaign (May-June 1864)
Dates: May 24, 1864
Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. Edward Wild [US]; Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee [CS]
Forces Engaged: Brigades
Estimated Casualties: 165 total
Description: On May 24, 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 Brig. Gen. Edward Wild (about 1,800 men).
Results: Union victory

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