Battle of Sailor's Creek (also known as Sayler's Creek)

Location: Amelia County, VA (near Deatonville, VA)
Dates: April 6, 1865
Union Commander:  Phil Sheridan, Major General
Confederate Commander:  Richard S. Ewell, Lieutenant General

Battle Summary:
In early April, 1865, Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was on the move.  After being pushed out of their works at Petersburg, and Richmond, they were retreating along the Appomattox River, hopeful to find supplies and unite with Joseph Johnston's army in North Carolina.  After engagements at Sutherland Station, Namozine Church and Amelia Springs, Lee intends to head for Jetersville.  His son, W.H.F. "Rooney" Lee, on April 5, advises Lee that Federal cavalry are entrenched across the road there, Lee decided on a different route.....   More>>>>


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