Portrait of Fitzhugh Lee

On April 5, 1865, three brigades of Major General Fitzhugh Lee’s Confederate cavalry counterattacked a brigade of Major General George Crook’s Union cavalry about three miles north of Amelia Springs. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Amelia Springs Facts

April 5–6, 1865

Key facts about the Battle of Amelia Springs.


Date and Location

  • April 5-6, 1865
  • Amelia County, Virginia


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Cavalry forces of Major Gener George Crook

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Cavalry forces of Major General Thomas L. Rosser and Major General Fitzhugh Lee

Union Casualties

  • Roughly 158 (killed, wounded, capture/missing)

Confederate Casualties

  • Roughly 100 (killed, wounded, capture/missing)


  • Inconclusive

Timeline of the Appomattox Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Appomattox Campaign in order.


Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Amelia Springs Facts
  • Coverage April 5–6, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Amelia Springs
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date May 27, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 5, 2022