Confederate General John B. Gordon and his troops were mistakenly traveling with the wagon train, when it was attacked. The wagons had bottlenecked, and caused the column to halt. The Union troops, led by General A.A. Humphrey, took advantage of the stalled column. Gordon and his men tried to defend themselves and the wagons, but were quickly overtaken. 200 wagons, 70 ambulances, 13 battle flags, and 1,700 men were captured.