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Lewis's Farm

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Battle Name: Lewis’s Farm
Other Names: Quaker Road, Military Road, Gravelly Run
State: Virginia
Location: Dinwiddie County
Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865)
Dates: 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 Grant’s spring offensive, Sheridan marched with the army’s cavalry followed by the V Corps toward Dinwiddie Court House to turn the right flank of Lee’s 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.
Results: Union victory

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