Battle of Five Forks, Va., March 31st 1865 and 1st April. 1865
Battle of Five Forks, Va., March 31st 1865 and 1st April; view from Petersburg to Five Forks, Va. As part of an overall plan to force the Confederate troops out of their Petersburg trenches, on March 30, 1865, Gen. Sheridan's troops advanced on Dinwiddie Court House and Five Forks. They were met by Confederate forces under Pickett near Five Forks on March 31st. On April 1st, having heard of his opponent's heavy reinforcement overnight, Pickett began to withdraw toward Five Forks. Continued pressure from the Union forces resulted in a general Confederate withdrawal and the loss of control of the vital Southside Railroad. Map gives details of roads, railroads, buildings, and creeks.
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