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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:
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