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Rice's Station

Battle Name: Rice’s Station
Other Names: Rice’s Depot
State: Virginia
Location: Prince Edward County
Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865)
Dates: April 6, 1865
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. John Gibbon [US]; Lt. Gen. James Longstreet [CS]
Forces Engaged: Corps
Estimated Casualties: Few
Description: On April 6, Longstreet’s command reached Rice’s Station, its farthest point south, where it was blocked by Union XXIV Corps. After some skirmishing, Longstreet withdrew over the High Bridge during the night toward Farmville.
Results: Union victory

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