EXCERPT: Spring 1865

An excerpt from Spring 1865: The Closing Campaigns of the Civil War (April 2015) by Perry D. Jamieson. Excerpt is from Chapter Eight, Spring Morning. … Sunrise on Sunday, April 9, 1865, brought a foggy morning that became warm with a blue, cloudless sky.76 Before daybreak Fitz Lee and Gordon began preparing to carry out what would be the last offensive of the Army of Northern Virginia. They would attempt to move Sheridan’s cavalry out of the way and open the Stage Road west from Appomattox Court House.77 Gordon deployed his corps at the western edge of the Court House, … Continue reading EXCERPT: Spring 1865