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Posted on 04/01/2014 5:50:07 AM PDT by Master Zinja
Today in 1865 was the Battle Of Five Forks near Petersburg, Virginia. This Union victory caused Robert E. Lee to move his remaining men of the Army of Northern Virginia away from Petersburg and begin the final flight toward the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House nine days later.
Five Forks - another big loss by Pickett, this time at the hands of General Sheridan.
Last big Battle of the Civil War—the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.
Lee knew as much. He often quoted Napeoleon that the logical conclusion of a seige is surrender.
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