Custer Ready for His 3rd Charge at Sailor's Creek, 1865

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 At the Battle of Sailor's Creek on April 9, 1865 cavalry led by George Custer attacked the Confederate 4th Corps under the command of Major General Richard Anderson. The attack occurred around 2:00 in the afternoon, and Anderson's men were pinned down near Marshall's Crossroads, west of Sailor's Creek. This action aided the Union victory, which would prove to be a catastrophic loss for the Confederacy. Three days later, Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House.

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Creator Alfred R. Waud
Medium
Source Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Collection Drawings (Documentary)
Number LC-DIG-ppmsca-21130
Copyright Public Domain
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