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Rice’s Station   

Other Names: Rice’s Depot

Location: Prince Edward County

Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865)

Date(s): April 6, 1865

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. John Gibbon [US]; Lt. Gen. James Longstreet [CS]

Forces Engaged: Corps

Estimated Casualties: Few

Description:On April 6, Longstreet’s command reached Rice’s Station, its farthest point south, where it was blocked by Union XXIV Corps. After some skirmishing, Longstreet withdrew over the High Bridge during the night toward Farmville.

Result(s): Union victory

CWSAC Reference #: VA092

Preservation Priority: II.4 (Class D)

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