On May 28, 1864, as the Army of the Potomac crossed the Pamunkey River, Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan commanding the Cavalry Corps was given the assignment to protect the Yankee bridgehead and to report back on any Confederate movements. With only the division of Brig. Gen. David Gregg available for his mission, Sheridan struck out from his bivouac. The Confederates had indeed been on the move, marching southeastward from their positions along the North Anna. As the gray veterans marched across the Virginia byroads, Lee needed intelligence on the Yankee movements. While his infantry would assume a position along Totopotomoy Creek, Robert E. Lee sent his cavalry out to find the Federals. The mounted forces from each side would clash near a small settlement known as Haw’s Shop. The following is a photographic summary of the battle.