Commanders:Maj. Gen. G.K. Warren and Gen. Robert E. Lee and Lt. Gen. Richard H. Anderson
Casualties: 2,670 (US 1,870; CS 800)
–On March 30, Lee shifted reinforcements
to meet the Federal movement to turn his right flank, placing Maj. Gen. W.H. Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry divisions at Five Forks and transferring Pickett’s division from the Bermuda Hundred front to the right.
–Warren pushed the V Corps forward and entrenched a line to cover the Boydton Plank Road and Ayres’ division advanced
northwest toward White Oak Road.
–On March 31, in combination with Sheridan’s thrust via
Dinwiddie Court House, Warren directed his
corps against the Confederate entrenchments along White Oak Road, hoping to cut Lee’s communications with Pickett at Five Forks.
–The Union advance was stalled by a counterattack directed by Maj. Gen. Bushrod Johnson, but Warren’s position stabilized and his soldiers reached the road.
set up the Confederate defeat at Five Forks on April 1.