Ware Bottom Church Battlefield

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Address
1600 Old Bermuda Hundred Rd.
Chester, VA 23831
Region Central Virginia
Locality Chesterfield
Phone: (804) 751-4946
Email Address coatesm@chesterfield.gov
Website www.chesterfield.gov/parks

On May 20, Confederate forces under Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard attacked Butler's Bermuda Hundred line near Ware Bottom Church. About 10,000 troops were involved in this action. After driving back Butler's advanced pickets, the Confederates constructed the Howlett Line, effectively bottling up the Federals at Bermuda Hundred. Confederate victories at Proctor's Creek and Ware Bottom Church enabled Beauregard to detach strong reinforcements for Lee's army in time for the fighting at Cold Harbor. Hours: Sunrise-Sunset




Last Updated: 7/22/2011 11:36 AM
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