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The Appomattox Campaign was the final campaign of the Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War. It consisted of a series of engagements during late March and early April 1865 that led to the General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9 and the official disbandment of the Army of Northern Virginia on April 12.
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Battle of Amelia Springs
Battle of Appomattox Court House
Early on April 9, the remnants of John Broun Gordon’s corps and Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry formed a line of battle at Appomattox Court House. Gen. Robert E. Lee determined to make one last attempt to escape the closing Union pincers and reach his supplies at Lynchburg.
Battle of Appomattox Station
Battle of Cumberland Church
Battle of Dinwiddie Court House
Battle of Five Forks
Battle of High Bridge
Battle of Lewis’s Farm
On March 29, in the opening moves of Grant’s spring offensive, Sheridan marched with the army’s cavalry followed by the V Corps toward Dinwiddie Court House to turn the right flank of Lee’s Petersburg defenses.
Battle of Namozine Church
Battle of Petersburg III
Battle of Rice’s Station
Battle of Sailor’s Creek
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. This action was considered the death knell of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
Battle of Sutherland’s Station
Battle of White Oak Road
On March 30, Lee shifted reinforcements to meet the Federal movement to turn his right flank, placing Maj. Gen. W.H. Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry divisions at Five Forks and transferring Pickett’s division from the Bermuda Hundred front to the extreme right.