Battle of Chester Station

Description: On May 10, elements of Maj.

Gen. Robert Ransom’s division conducted a reconnaissance-in-force against a portion of Butler’s army that was destroying the railroad at Chester Station. The Confederates attacked near the Winfree House, and the Federals retired to their Bermuda Hundred lines.

The Battle of Chester Station was fought on May 10, 1864, between Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The Confederates attacked portions of Benjamin Butler's Union forces, and successfully drove them back.

Chester Station was a relatively minor attack of the Bermuda Hundred battles. Two confederate brigades led by Major General Robert Ransom attacked south from Drewry’s Bluff. Facing them was an Ohio regiment which was pushed back despite reinforcements from Drake’s brigade. Confederate successes, including the capture of one cannon, were halted when Hawley’s brigade arrived field. General Ransom withdrew and both sides tried to rescue wounded from the burning woods with mixed success.