The official site for
modern photographs of American Civil War Battlefields
Location: Dinwiddie, VA (part of Petersburg National Military Park)
Dates: April 1, 1865
Philip Sheridan, Major General
George Pickett, Major General
In the latter part of March, 1865, Abraham Lincoln met with his key
military commanders, aboard the River Queen. In attendance was
Ulysses S. Grant, Major General
William Sherman and Admiral David Dixon
Porter. They would meet on March 28, and Lincoln would advise his
commanders that he wanted to let the Confederacy down easy - no bloody
business such as hangings, or executions. U.S. Grant still had work to
do, but it was becoming apparent, that the Confederate line around
Petersburg was weak.
The fields of the Five Forks National Battlefield.