Cdr. James H. Ward, USN
Col. Daniel Ruggles, CSA
3 US gunboats
1 Confederate battery
There were about ten casualties.
Three Union naval vessels bombarded Confederate batteries near the mouth of Aquia Creek that were built to protect the northern terminus of the railroad to Richmond. Confederates feared a landing of troops, but this did not materialize. Results of the bombardment were inconclusive, although the batteries were later withdrawn.