This was the first in a series of attempts by Grant's army to cut Lee's final supply line--the South Side Railroad--in spring 1865. Here at the Lewis farm, Union forces led by Brig. Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain engaged Confederates under Maj. Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson. After sharp fighting, the Union troops entrenched nearby along the Boydton Plank Road and Johnson withdrew to his lines at White Oak Road. The Union army cut the rail line four days later, after capturing Five Forks on 1 April.
Geographic Location: Dinwiddie County
Physical Description of Location: Dinwiddie, VA 23841. Located on State Route 660, 1 mile north of the intersection of State Route 660 and I-85. Marker is on the right when traveling north on State Route 660.
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