The Battle of Lewis’s Farm: March 29, 1865

   

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Name: The Battle of Lewis’s Farm

Other Names: Quaker Road, Military Road, Gravelly Road

Location: Dinwiddie County

Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865)1

Date: March 29, 1865

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. G.K. Warren [US]; Maj. Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson [CS]

Forces Engaged: Corps

Estimated Casualties: 850 total (US 380; CS 370)

Description: On March 29, in the opening moves of Grant’s spring offensive, Sheridan marched with the army’s cavalry followed by the V Corps toward Dinwiddie Court House to turn the right flank of Lee’s Petersburg defenses. The Union V Corps under Maj. Gen. G.K. Warren crossed Rowanty Creek, moved up the Quaker Road toward the Boydton Plank Road intersection, and encountered Johnson’s Confederate brigades. A sharp firefight forced the Confederates back to their entrenchments on the White Oak Road.

Result: Union victory2

Full Summary: Coming soon

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      Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Battle:

      Source:

      1. The CWSAC site classifies the final battles around Petersburg after Fort Stedman as belonging to the Appomattox Campaign.  The Siege of Petersburg Online: Beyond the Crater classifies the six battles around Petersburg from March 29-April 2, 1865 as belonging to Grant’s Ninth Offensive against Petersburg, a part of the Petersburg Campaign.
      2. CWSAC Battle Summary

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