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Lewisís Farm   

Other Names: Quaker Road, Military Road, Gravelly Road

Location: Dinwiddie County

Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865)

Date(s): March 29, 1865

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. G.K. Warren [US]; Maj. Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson [CS]

Forces Engaged: Corps

Estimated Casualties: 850 total (US 380; CS 370)

Description: On March 29, in the opening moves of Grantís spring offensive, Sheridan marched with the armyís cavalry followed by the V Corps toward Dinwiddie Court House to turn the right flank of Leeís Petersburg defenses. The Union V Corps under Maj. Gen. G.K. Warren crossed Rowanty Creek, moved up the Quaker Road toward the Boydton Plank Road intersection, and encountered Johnson's Confederate brigades. A sharp firefight forced the Confederates back to their entrenchments on the White Oak Road.

Result(s): Union victory

CWSAC Reference #: VA085

Preservation Priority: II.3 (Class C)

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