Four miles south is the battlefield of Five Forks. To that point Pickett retired from Dinwiddie Courthouse in the night of March 31, 1865. Sheridan, following, attacked him in the afternoon of April 1, 1865. The Confederates, outnumbered and surrounded, were overwhelmed. This defeat broke Lee's line of defense around Petersburg and forced him to retreat.
Geographic Location: Dinwiddie County
Physical Description of Location: Located on Cox Road, less than 1/5 of a mile north of the intersection of Cox Road and Courthouse Road. Marker is on the left when traveling north on Cox Road.
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