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April 1865

April 1865
The Month That Saved America

There was nothing inevitable about the end of the Civil War, from the fall of Richmond to the surrender at Appomattox to the murder of Lincoln. It all happened so quickly, in what was the most moving and decisive month not simply of the Civil War, but indeed, quite likely, in the life of the United States

Custer's division captured a supply train and twenty-five guns, driving off and scattering the Confederate defenders. 

This unique action pitted artillery without infantry support against cavalry.

Custer captured and burned three trains loaded with provisions for Lee's army.

Result(s): Union victory

Location: Appomattox County

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

Date(s): April 8, 1865

Principal Commanders: Major General George A. Custer [US]; Brigadier General Lindsay Walker [CS]

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties: Unknown

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The beginning of the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac against Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. It was the spring of 1864 and General Grant had Lee and his army backing up toward what finally became the siege of Petersburg, Virginia.
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I am an intrepreter at the National Park at Appomattox Court House and my wife is a seasonal ranger there for the last nine years. Point one: Appomattox Station; The trains were not burned by Custer. His men - some of whom were railroad men, drove them up and down the tracks blowing the whistle, and on the 9th when General Lee asks General Grant for help in feeding his men - Grant replies by sharing the food that had been on the trains at Appomattox. Point two: Lee surrendered 28,231 men, who received paroles. Many hundreds of others just when home in the final days of the campaign. The number of disserters from the CSA Army of Northern Virgina was so great the yankees did not even attempt to stop them from just going home. There were too many to care for or imprison. Thank you.
LAnny Howe <
lannyhowe@earthlink.net >
Appomattox, VA USA -

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