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Amelia Springs (1865)
 
War:   American Civil War
 
Date(s):   5 Apr 1865
 
Location:   Amelia Springs, Virginia, US
 
Outcome:   Inconclusive
 
Description:   Maj. Gen. George Crook, USA
Maj. Gen. Rosser and Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, CSA

Both sides had about a division.

There were about 250 casualties.

On April 5, Confederate cavalry under Fitzhugh Lee and Rosser assaulted Union cavalry under George Crook as Crook’s men returned from burning Confederate wagons at Painesville. (One of the things burnt was the war diary for the Army of Northern Virginia – a tremendous loss to historians.) This running fight started north of Amelia Springs and pushed through and beyond Jetersville. There weren’t many casualties, but Lee had to detour around Jetersville – the Union troops were ahead of him as well as hot on his trail.


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