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Summary Of the Principal Events of the Appomattox Campaign

MARCH 29-APRIL 9, 1865.-The Appomattox (Virginia) Campaign.


March 29, 1865.-Engagement at Lewis Farm near Gravelly Run.

Skirmish at junction of the Quaker and Boydton Roads.

Skirmish on the Vaughan Road, near Hatcher’s Run.

30, 1865.-Skirmishes on the line of Hatcher’s Run and Gravelly Run.

Skirmish near Five Forks.

31, 1865.-Engagement at the White Oak Road, or White Oak Ridge.

Action at Hatcher’s Run, or Boydton Road.

Action at Crow’s House.

Engagement at Dinwiddie Court-House.

April 1, 1865.-Battle of Five Forks.

Skirmish at the White Oak Road.

Bvt. Major General Charles Griffin, U. S. Army, relieves Major General Gouverneur K. Warren of the command of the Fifth Army Corps.

April 2, 1865.-Engagement at Sutherland’s Station, South Side Railroad.

Assault upon and capture of fortified lines in front of Petersburg.

Skirmish at Gravelly Ford, on Hatcher’s Run.

Action at Scott’s Cross-Roads.

3, 1865.-Occupation of Richmond and Petersburg by the Union forces.

Action at Namozine Church.

4, 1865.-Skirmish at Tabernacle Church, or Beaver Pond Creek.

4-5, 1865.-Skirmish at Amelia Court-House.

5, 1865.-Skirmish at Paine’s Cross-Roads.

Engagement at Amelia Springs.

6, 1865.-Engagement at Sailor’s Creek.

Skirmish at Flat Creek, near Amelia Springs.

Action near High Bridge.

Engagement at Rice’s Station.

7, 1865.-Engagement at High Bridge.

Engagement at Farmville.

Skirmish at Prince Edward Court-House.

8, 1865.-Engagement at Appomattox Station.

9, 1865.-Engagement at Appomattox Court-House.

Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court-House (Clover Hill).



*See also reports of Lieutenant General U. S. Grant (pp. 50-58), Surg. T. Rush Spencer (p. 263), and Journal of Captain Jed. Hotchkiss (p. 510).


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