On April 6 at Sailor's Creek, nearly one fourth of the retreating Confederate army was cut off by Sheridan's Cavalry and elements of the II and VI Corps.
Most surrendered, including Confederate generals Richard S. Ewell, Barton, Simms, Kershaw, Custis Lee, Dubose, Hunton, and Corse.
This action was considered the death knell of the Confederate army.
Upon seeing the survivors streaming along the road, Lee exclaimed "My God, has the army dissolved?"
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Amelia County, Prince Edward County, and Nottoway County
Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): April 6, 1865
Principal Commanders: Major General Philip Sheridan [US]; Lieutenant General Richard Ewell and Major General John B. Gordon [CS]
Forces Engaged: Corps
Estimated Casualties: 9,980 total