Civil War Virginia
American Civil War
April 7, 1865
Grant's Secret Service: The Intelligence War from Belmont to Appomattox
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
Near 2 pm on April 7, the advance of the Union II Corps encountered Confederate forces entrenched on high ground near Cumberland Church.
The Union forces attacked twice but were repulsed, and darkness halted the conflict.
Union general Smythe was mortally wounded nearby, and J.I. Gregg was captured north of Farmville.
Result(s): Confederate victory
Location: Cumberland County
Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): April 7, 1865
Principal Commanders: Major General A.A. Humphreys [US]; General Robert E. Lee [CS]
Forces Engaged: Corps
Estimated Casualties: 910 total (US 655; CS 255)
Lee's Last Retreat
The Flight to
Lee's troops were more numerous and far less faithful to their cause than has been suggested. Lee himself made mistakes in this campaign, and defeat wrung from him an unusual display of faultfinding
March - April 1865
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April 9, 1865
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
U.S. National Park Service
U.S. Library of Congress.
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