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At Jetersville, Virginia, Sheridan's Union force blocks the Confederate Army's retreat to Danville

Philip Henry Sheridan, engraving, detail
04/04/1865
Major General Philip Sheridan, with his cavalry and elements of the Fifth Corps of the Army of the Potomac was one of the Union columns in pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia, which was attempting to rally on Danville, Virginia, after the fall of Richmond and Petersburg.  Sheridan reached Jetersville, Virginia in Amelia County, forty miles west of Petersburg, and found himself ahead of Lee's force, which had been slowed by a lack of supplies.  He immediately entrenched as a blocking force and called for reinforcements.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
John Ashton Cannon, History of Grant's Campaign for the capture of Richmond (1864-1865) ... (London: Longmans, Green, and Company, 1869), 437-438.  

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