Battle of Amelia Springs Facts

April 5–6, 1865

Key facts about the Battle of Amelia Springs.

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]


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

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  • 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 October 4, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 5, 2022

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