Table of Data Points

Tag : Virginia

1865-04-09Appomattox Court House

Lee, having abandoned the Confederate capitol of Richmond, Virginia after the Siege of Petersburg, retreated west, hoping to join his army with the Confederate forces in North Carolina

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1865-04-08Appomattox Station

Gen George Armstrong Custer's Union cavalry, en route to Appomattox Station, clashed with the reserve artillery of the Confederate Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, under Colonel Lindsay Walker

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1865-04-061865-04-07High Bridge

On April 6, the Confederate cavalry fought stubbornly to secure the Appomattox River bridges

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Union General Philip Sheridan cut off and beat back about a quarter of Lee's army. Eight Confederate generals surrendered, and 7,700 men were lost.

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1865-04-06Rice's Station

Confederate Gen James Longstreet's command reached Rice's Station, only to discover that it was blocked by Union troops led by Gen John Gibbon.

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1865-04-06Hillsman Farm

Robert Lee's army was retreating from the Richmond to Petersburg line

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1865-04-05Amelia Springs

The immediate prelude to the Battle of Sayler's Creek

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1865-04-03Namozine Church

As Robert Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia retreated from Richmond, rear guard dismounted cavalry units often paused to block the roads from pursuing Union cavalry

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1865-04-02Sutherland's Station

Maj Gen Miles's Union division battered Henry Heth's Confederates near Sutherland's Station and drove them off the field. The Confederate defenders were scattered and driven northwestward. Union forces now held Lee's last supply line into Petersburg.

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1865-04-02The Breakthrough

The Union IX Corps under Gen John Parke occupied the original trenches captured by the Union army in June 1864

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