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1999 Photo of the intersection known as Haw's Shop


  May 28, 1864
Estimated Casualties: 744 total (US 344; CS 400)

Gregg's cavalry division, supported by Torbert's division, advanced to cover the Army of the Potomac's crossing of the Pamunkey River and movement toward Totopotomoy Creek. Fitzhugh Lee's and Hampton's cavalry divisions, later reinforced by Butler's South Carolina brigade, met the Federals at Enon Church. After seven hours of mostly dismounted cavalry fighting, the Federal advance was stopped. Both Confederate and Union infantry began arriving in the vicinity as the cavalry fighting raged.
(Text Source: U.S. Gov't, National Park Service)




Map of Haw's Shop - Enon Church Area in 1864



The Enon Church - 1999



A plaque at the church reads:

ENON CHURCH

RAPIDAN - JAMES CAMPAIGN

Here on May 28, 1864 the Confederate Cavalry under Major General Fitzhugh Lee in a severe engagement withstood for five hours the Federal advance. Thereby allowing the Army of Northern Virginia to take its position beyond the Totopotomoy.
Near this Marker were buried many unknown soldiers of both Armies




Battlefield beside the Enon Church



Monument at the Enon Church



Monument Text


 


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