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Sheridan

Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan
General United States Army

Philip H. Sheridan earned the enmity of many Virginians for laying waste to the Shenandoah Valley. His date and place of birth is uncertain, but he himself claimed to have been born in New York in 1831

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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.

Most surrendered, including Confederate generals Richard S. Ewell, Barton, Simms, Kershaw, Custis Lee, Dubose, Hunton, and Corse.

This action was considered the death knell of the Confederate army.

Upon seeing the survivors streaming along the road, Lee exclaimed "My God, has the army dissolved?"

Result(s): Union victory

Location: Amelia County, Prince Edward County, and Nottoway County

Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865) next battle in campaign  previous battle in campaign

Date(s): April 6, 1865

Principal Commanders: Major General Philip Sheridan [US]; Lieutenant General Richard Ewell and Major General John B. Gordon [CS]

Forces Engaged: Corps

Estimated Casualties: 9,980 total

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