Note: Researching this event in connection with the Ware Family, I was unable to find information regarding the Church or nearby Ware Bottom Spring.
Approximately 10,000 soldier, from 14 states, both Union and Confederate, fought in this battle. At the end, more than 1,400 lay wounded or dead on the battlefield, which has almost disappeared in current times. The clash on this day was overshadowed by larger and more important campaigns and has lapsed into obscurity.
“On the 21st, the One Hundredth was fiercely attacked by the rebel General Walker, but his men were repulsed and he himself, was wounded and captured. A sharp conflict ensued, known as the battle of ‘Ware Bottom Church,’ but the Unionists held their ground. A similar attack failed on the succeeding day. The lines on both sides were well entrenched and it was no slight task to break through them. About the last of May two-thirds of of Butler’s army was sent to reinforce Grant, who was slowly fighting his way down from the northward, thus doubling the duties of those who remained.
During the night of the 15th of June, the Confederates abandoned their lines to move to the defense of Petersburg, then threatened by Grant and the Unionists, occupied them. On the 17th, Company K, of the One Hundredth, under Lieutenant Stowitts was again engaged, not fart from Ware Bottom Church.”
Source: History of the City of Buffalo and Erie Co., Vol 1, edited by H. Perry Smith, D. Mason and Co., Publishers, Syracuse, New York, 1884, page 269
Map–Battle Summary: Ware Bottom Church, VA, www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/va054.htm, page 1-4