Story of battle of five Forks.And other events of the last days of the Confederacy-the Appomattox surrender.
Graphically told by Lieutenant-Colonel Robert M. Stribling, of Virginia artillery.
General Sheridan, having concentrated his cavalry corps at Dinwiddie Courthouse after some skirmishing, on the 31st of March, moved against General Fitz Lee, who had assembled the Confederate cavalry corps at Five Forks, from four to five miles west of Burgess' Mill. Fitz Lee had called for some infantry to equalize, as far as possible, his strength with that of Sheridan. Pickett's division was sent to him that morning. These two commands, then, drove Sheridan back in confusion