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APRIL 1-9, 1865

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

Hillsman House - 1998

Hillsman House - 2007

Hillsman House Plaque
Hillsman House Plaque.

These locations are now a part of the "Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park".

The actions along Sailor's Creek were the death knell of the Confederate army. On April 6 at Sailor's Creek, nearly one fourth of the retreating Confederate army was cut off by Sheridan's Cavalry and elements of the II and VI Corps. Most surrendered, including Confederate generals Richard S. Ewell, Barton, Simms, Kershaw, Custis Lee, Dubose, Hunton, and Corse. Upon seeing the survivors streaming along the road, Lee exclaimed "My God, has the army dissolved?"

Union View of the Battlefield at Hillsman House.(1998 left, 2007 right)


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