Battle of Sailor's Creek (also known as Sayler's Creek)
Location: Amelia County, VA (near Deatonville, VA)
Dates: April 6, 1865
, Major General
Richard S. Ewell
, Lieutenant General
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.....
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park.
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