Amelia Springs, Battle of2019-03-17T14:15:40+00:00
Black and white photo of Fitzhugh Lee.

Major General Fitzhugh Lee was one of the Confederate commanders at the Battle of Amelia Springs.

Battle of Amelia Springs Quick Facts

April 5–6, 1865

Quick Facts About Battle of Amelia Springs

The Battle of Amelia Springs was fought on April 5 – 6, 1865.

The Battle of Amelia Springs was fought in Amelia County, Virginia.

The Union commanders at the Battle of Amelia Springs included Major General George Crook, Brigadier General Henry E. Davies, Jr., Brigadier General Nelson Miles, and Major General Gershom Mott.

The Confederate commanders at the Battle of Amelia Springs included Major General Fitzhugh Lee, Brigadier General Martin Gary, Major General Thomas L. Rosser, Brigadier General Thomas T. Munford and Major General John B. Gordon.

The Union force engaged at the Battle of Amelia Springs consisted of one cavalry brigade and two infantry divisions.

The Confederate force engaged at the Battle of Amelia Springs consisted of three cavalry brigades and the rearguard the Army of Northern Virginia.

The Union lost between 110 and 160 soldiers (killed, wounded, and captured/missing) at the Battle of Amelia Springs.

The actual number of Confederates casualties at the Battle of Amelia Springs is unknown, but estimates place the total in the neighborhood of 100 or fewer.

The Battle of Amelia Springs accomplished little other than forcing the Army of Northern Virginia to detour around Jetersville on its journey to Amelia Court House.

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  • Article Title Battle of Amelia Springs Quick Facts
  • Coverage April 5–6, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Amelia Springs
  • Website Name American History Central
  • URL
  • Access Date June 25, 2019
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 17, 2019

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