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Amelia Springs

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Battle Name: Amelia Springs
Other Names: None
State: Virginia
Location: Amelia County
Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865)
Dates: 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.
Results: Inconclusive

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