||Deep Bottom I
||Darbytown, Strawberry Plains, New Market Road, Gravel Hill
||Richmond-Petersburg Campaign (June 1864-March 1865)
||July 27-29, 1864
||Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock [US]; Maj. Gen. Charles Field [CS]
||During the night of July 26-27, the Union II Corps and two divisions of Sheridan’s cavalry under
command of Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock crossed to the north side of James River to threaten Richmond.
This demonstration diverted Confederate forces from the impending attack at Petersburg on July 30. Union efforts
to turn the Confederate position at New Market Heights and Fussell’s Mill were abandoned when the
Confederates strongly reinforced their lines and counterattacked. During the night of July 29, the Federals
recrossed the river leaving a garrison as heretofore to hold the bridgehead at Deep Bottom.