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1865 Civil War Confederate leaders reach Sailor's Creek, Virginia

This Day in Wisconsin History

Wisconsin's 5th, 6th, 7th, 19th, 36th, 37th and 38th Infantry regiments were among the troops pursuing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee across Virginia. On this day the two sides faced off at Sailor's Creek for a battle that lasted several hours. Confederate Gen. Richard Ewell and his staff surrendered to seven men from Co. A of the 5th Wisconsin Infantry.
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