Amelia Springs, VA

Date(s): April 5, 1865

Location: Please click on link below for map.

Amelia Court House, Amelia, Virginia, United States

Campaign(s): Appomattox Campaign [March-April 1865]

Battles in Campaign:



  • Union: Maj. Gen. George Crook

  • Confederate: Maj. Gen. Rosser and Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee

Principal Forces:

  • Union: Divisions

  • Confederate:


  • On April 5, Confederate cavalry under Fitzhugh Lee and Rosser attacked Union cavalry under George Crook as the Union troops returned from burning Confederate wagons at Painesville.

  • This running fight started north of Amelia Springs and pushed through and beyond Jetersville.

  • The battle is noteworthy because of the presence of Confederate Colored Troops who were recruited in February 1865.

Photo Gallery:2

Amelia Springs

Confederate Colored Troops recruited in February 1865 defended supply train


Slide Presentation3: Appomattox Campaign

Classification4: C

Casualties5: 250 total

  • Union:  

  • Confederate:

Results: Inconclusive

Battlefield Website:

Lodging and Restaurants: Virginia Tourism

Recommended Resources:

1 National Park Service summary.

2 Please click on the image to enlarge it. You may copy the images if you include the following note and link with each image: "Courtesy of"

3 Slide Presentation Published on 6/23/07. Click on link to view as web-based slide show.

4 Classification:

  • A - having a decisive influence on a campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war

  • B - having a direct and decisive influence on their campaign

  • C - having observable influence on the outcome of a campaign

  • D - having a limited influence on the outcome of their campaign or operation but achieving or affecting important local objectives

5 Casualties are someone killed, injured, wounded, captured or missing.