Battle of White Oak Road Facts

March 31, 1865

Key facts about the Battle of White Oak Road.

Gouverneur K Warren, Civil War General

During the Battle of White Oak Road, Major General Gouverneur K. Warren counterattacked and forced Confederate forces to retreat to their original lines along White Oak Road. Image Source: Library of Congress.


Date and Location

  • March 31, 1865
  • Dinwiddie County, Virginia


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • 5th Army Corps

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Four brigades hastily assembled from four separate divisions from Anderson’s Corps

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 22,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 8,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 1,870 (killed, wounded, captured/missng)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 800 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Results of the Battle of White Oak Road

  • The out come of the Battle of White Oak Road was a Union victory.

Timeline of the Battle of White Oak Road

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


Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of White Oak Road Facts
  • Date March 31, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of white oak road, american civil war, appomattox campaign, robert e. lee, philip sheridan, g.k. warren, joshua chamberlain
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date June 3, 2023
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update October 16, 2022

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