March 2, 1865
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Waynesboro, Virginia, United States
Sheridan’s Expedition to
Petersburg [February-March 1865]
Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan
Lt. Gen. Jubal Early
On February 27, Maj. Gen.
Philip Sheridan with two cavalry divisions rode from Winchester up
the Shenandoah Valley to Staunton.
Turning east, the Federals encountered the last
remnant of Lt. Gen. Jubal Early’s
Valley army at Waynesboro on March 2.
After a brief stand-off, a Federal attack rolled
up Early’s right flank and scattered
his small force.
More than 1,500 Confederates surrendered.
and a few of his staff evaded capture.
crossed the Blue Ridge to Charlottesville and then raided south, destroying the
James River Canal locks near Goochland Court House.
He joined forces with the Army of the Potomac near
Petersburg on March 26 for the opening of the Appomattox Campaign.
[Battlefield Lost Integrity]
1 National Park
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campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war
having a direct and decisive influence on their campaign
having observable influence on the
outcome of a campaign
having a limited influence on the
outcome of their campaign or operation but achieving or affecting important
3 Casualties are
someone killed, injured, wounded, captured or missing.