Commanders:Maj. Gen. Nelson A. Miles and Maj. Gen. Henry Hethand
Gen. Cadmus Wilcox
Casualties: 970 total (US 370; CS 600)
converged on Petersburg on April 2. part Mile's force struck
north from White Oak Road
meeting elements of four Confederate brigades (Cooke, Scales, MacRae, McGowan) attempting to defend the South Side Railroad.
–The Confederates placed their left flank on Ocran Methodist Church, where
it was overrun by three Union
brigades commanded by Miles.
Confederate defenders were scattered and driven northwestward.
–With this victory, the
Federals possessed the South Side Railroad, Lee's last supply line