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Wilsonís Wharf  

Other Names: Fort Pocahontas

Location: Charles City

Campaign: Grantís Overland Campaign (May-June 1864)

Date(s): 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 Leeís cavalry division (about 3,000 men) attacked the Union supply depot at Wilsonís Wharf and was repulsed by two black regiments under Brig. Gen. Edward Wild (about 1,800 men).

Result(s): Union victory

CWSAC Reference #: VA056

Preservation Priority: II.3 (Class D)

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