Battle of Namozine Church Facts

April 3, 1865

Battle of Namozine Church 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.

Thomas Custer, Civil War Officer

Thomas Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer, received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his valor at the Battle of Namozine Church.

Date and Location

  • April 3, 1865
  • Amelia County, Virginia


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Colonel William Wells’ Brigade of Brigadier General George Custer’s Cavalry Division

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Fitzhugh Lee’s Cavalry Brigade

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 1,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 700

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 95 killed and wounded

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • Unknown killed, 15 known wounded, 350 captured

Results of the Battle of Namozine Church

The outcome of the Battle of Namozine Church was inconclusive.

Timeline of the Battle of Namozine Church

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

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  • Article Title Battle of Namozine Church Facts
  • Date April 3, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of namozine church, american civil war, appomattox campaign, george armstrong custer, william wells, fitzhugh lee
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date June 14, 2024
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 17, 2024