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Civil War Virginia
American Civil War
April 6, 1865
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
Little Phil: The Story of General Philip Henry Sheridan
The author makes no pretense of presenting a scholarly recitation of the historic military
maneuvers and tactics that surrounded the man's career. His purpose is to present the story of the man, using his own words and the words of his contemporaries so that we might see what he saw, hear what he heard, and feel what he felt.
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April 9, 1865
Grant's Secret Service: The Intelligence War from Belmont to
The first scholarly examination of the use of military intelligence under Ulysses S. Grant's command during the Civil War. Feis makes the new and provocative argument that Grant's use of the Army of the Potomac's Bureau of Military Information played a significant role in Lee's defeat
Civil War Soldier 102 Piece Playset
- 25 Union and 25 Confederate Soldier Figures, 18 Horses, 10 Cannon
- 2 Covered Wagons, 2 Tents, 2 Canoes, 2 Flags, 16 Fences
- Size: Figures Stand up to 2-1/8 inches tall
- Scale: 1/32nd, Wagons and Horses slightly smaller
The Official Virgini
Civil War Battlefield Guide
Virginia was host to nearly 1/3rd of all Civil War engagements. This guide covers them all like a mini-history of the war. This guide organizes battles chronologically. Each campaign has a detailed overview, followed by concise descriptions of the individual engagements
The Cavalry at Appomattox
A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations During the
Civil War's Climactic Campaign, March 27-April 9, 1865
The Glory Cloak:
A Novel of Louisa May Alcott and Clara Barton
From childhood, Susan Gray and her cousin Louisa May Alcott have shared a safe, insular world of outdoor adventures and grand amateur theater -- a world that begins to evaporate with the outbreak of the Civil War. Frustrated with sewing uniforms and wrapping bandages, the two women
journey to Washington, D.C.'s Union Hospital to volunteer as nurses.
The Civil War for Kids
History explodes in this
activity guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making a medicine kit bring this pivotal period in our nation's history to
The Civil War
Introduces young readers to the harrowing true story of the American Civil War and its immediate aftermath. A surprisingly
detailed battle-by-battle account of America's deadliest conflict ensues, culminating in the restoration of the Union followed by the tragic assassination of President Lincoln
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