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Philip Sheridan
George Pickett
Ulysses S. Grant

Definition: Last major battle of the Civil War (April 2, 1865). Union General Philip Sheridan repulsed a Southern assault by none other than General George Pickett. This victory cleared the way for Grant to push through at Petersburg.

Related Resources:
The Civil War
The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror. Start here.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Five Forks Battle Summary
A good explanation of the battle and how it unfolded.

The Five Forks Campaign
See how the two armies came together for the last major battle of the war.

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