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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 29, 1865

Battle of Lewis’s Farm; Appomattox Campaign

Union General Ulysses S. Grant opened his spring offensive by sending a cavalry and infantry corps to turn the right of the Confederate defenses around Petersburg in the Battle of Lewis’s Farm near Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia. This battle was part of the Appomattox Campaign.

Image of Battle of Lewis’s Farm; Appomattox Campaign Appomattox Campaign Map
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