Appomattox Campaign

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The Appomattox Campaign was the final campaign of the Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War. It consisted of a series of engagements during late March and early April 1865 that led to the General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9 and the official disbandment of the Army of Northern Virginia on April 12.

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Battle of Amelia Springs

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Battle of Appomattox Court House

Early on April 9, the remnants of John Broun Gordon's corps and Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry formed line of battle at Appomattox Court House. Gen. Robert E. Lee determined to make one last attempt to escape the closing Union pincers and reach his supplies at Lynchburg.

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Battle of Appomattox Station

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Battle of Cumberland Church

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Battle of Dinwiddie Court House

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Battle of Five Forks

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Battle of High Bridge

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Battle of Lewis’s Farm

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.

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Battle of Namozine Church

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Battle of Petersburg III

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Battle of Rice’s Station

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Battle of Sailor's Creek

On April 6 at Sailor's Creek, nearly one fourth of the retreating Confederate army was cut off by Sheridan's Cavalry and elements of the II and VI Corps. This action was considered the death knell of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

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Battle of Sutherland’s Station

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Battle of White Oak Road

On March 30, Lee shifted reinforcements to meet the Federal movement to turn his right flank, placing Maj. Gen. W.H. Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry divisions at Five Forks and transferring Pickett's division from the Bermuda Hundred front to the extreme right.

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McLean Farm

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