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06/04/1865 The Battle of Sailor's Creek

The Battle of Sailor's Creek was fought in 1865, near Farmville, Virginia, as part of the Appomattox Campaign, near the end of the American Civil War. It was the largest battle of the Appomattox Campaign and the last major engagement between the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and local Richmond area defense forces.


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  • Naming the battle 

  • Battlefield preservation