Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865)
Date(s): April 8, 1865
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen.
George A. Custer [US]; Brig. Gen. Lindsay Walker [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: Unknown
Description: Custer’s division captured a supply train
and twenty-five guns, driving off and scattering the Confederate
defenders. This unique action pitted artillery without infantry
support against cavalry. Custer captured and burned three trains
loaded with provisions for Lee’s army.