Portrait of Thomas Custer

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

Battle of Namozine Church Facts

April 3, 1865

Kery facts about 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


  • 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 Namozine Church Facts
  • Coverage 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 August 16, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 18, 2022