Sailor's Creek Battlefield
This is the site of the last major battle of the Civil
War. It is located in Virginia on 321 acres in Amelia, Nottoway
and Prince Edward counties a few miles east of Farmville.
On April 6, 1865 General Robert E. Lee's Army of
Northern Virginia surrendered 7,700 men, including eight generals, in the
Battle of Sailor's Creek. This defeat was key to Lee's decision to
surrender at Appomattox Court House 72 hours later and ended the war.
Photo by Kelly's camera