Battle of Sutherland's Station

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Battle of Sutherland's Station
Began:

April 2, 1865

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Appomattox Campaign

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Commanders

Nelson A. Miles
Major General, USA

Henry Heth
Major General, CSA
Cadmus Wilcox
Major General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

370

600

  

Union columns converged on Petersburg on April 2. part Mile's force struck north from White Oak Road meeting elements of four Confederate brigades (Cooke, Scales, MacRae, McGowan) attempting to defend the South Side Railroad. The Confedeerates placed their left flank on Ocran Methodist Church, where it was overun by three Union brigades commanded by Miles. The Confederate defenders were scattered and driven northwestward. With this victory, the Federals possessed the South Side Railroad, Gen. Robert E. Lee's last supply line into Petersburg. (NPS summary)