Commanders:Maj. Gen. G.K. Warren and Maj. Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson
Casualties: 850 total (US 380; CS 370)
–On March 29, in the
opening moves of Grant’s spring offensive, Sheridanmarched with the army’s cavalry followed by the V Corps
toward Dinwiddie Court House
to turn the right flank of Lee’s
–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.