Portrait of George Pickett

Although Confederate General George Pickett (pictured here) suffered more casualties than Major General Philip Sheridan at the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House, he temporarily halted Sheridan’s advance toward Five Forks.

Battle of Dinwiddie Court House Facts

March 31, 1865

Key facts about the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House.


Date and Location

  • March 31, 1865
  • Dinwiddie County, Virginia


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Potomac (Cavalry Corps and the 2nd and 5th Corps)

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Northern Virginia (Fitzhugh Lee’s Cavalry and Pickett’s Infantry Division)

Number of Union soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 9,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 10,600

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 354 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 760 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)


  • Confederate victory

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 Dinwiddie Court House Facts
  • Coverage March 31, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of dinwiddie court house, american civil war, appomattox campaign, philip sheridan, george pickett, w.h. fitzhugh "rooney" lee
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 12, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 5, 2022