Battle of Dinwiddie Court House Facts

March 31, 1865

Dinwiddie Court House Battle facts, including dates, location, casualties, leaders, who won, and more interesting facts you might not know. This fact sheet provides a quick overview of the battle and is for kids doing research and students preparing for the AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam.

George Pickett, Confederate General

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. Image Source: Wikipedia.

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)

Results of the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House

  • The outcome of the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House was a Confederate victory.

Timeline of the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House

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