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APRIL 1-9, 1865

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Map of Lee's Retreat
Lee's Retreat - 1865



April 2, 1865


Monument at Sutherland Station - 2007
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Fork Inn - 2007

Fork Inn Sign - 2007
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  Estimated Casualties: 970 total (US 370; CS 600)

Union columns converged on Petersburg on April 2. Part of Mile's force struck north from White Oak Road meeting elements of four Confederate brigades (Cooke, Scales, MacRae, McGowan) attempting to defend the South Side Railroad. The Confederates placed their left flank on Ocran Methodist Church, where it was overun by three Union brigades commanded by Miles. The Confederate defenders were scattered and driven northwestward. With this victory, the Federals possessed the South Side Railroad, Gen. Robert E. Lee's last supply line into Petersburg.


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