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Amelia Springs   

Other Names: None

Location: Amelia Springs

Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865)

Date(s): April 5, 1865

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. George Crook [US]; Maj. Gen. Rosser and Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee [CS]

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties: 250 total

Description: On April 5, Confederate cavalry under Fitzhugh Lee and Rosser assaulted Union cavalry under George Crook as they returned from burning Confederate wagons at Painesville. This running fight started north of Amelia Springs and pushed through and beyond Jetersville.

Result(s): Inconclusive

CWSAC Reference #: VA091

Preservation Priority: III.3 (Class C)

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