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A lot of Civil War history here. The Battle of Lewis's Farm, fought on 29 March 1865, was the first in a series of attempts by Grant's army to cut Lee's final supply line -- the South Side Railroad -- in spring 1865. Here the Union forces led by Brig. Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain engaged Confederates under Maj. Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson. Also the Battle of Five Forks on 1 April, 1865 when General Ulysses S. Grant sent the Sixth Corps, some 14,000 strong, pouring over the Confederate fortifications near Tudor Hall Plantation, now preserved by Pamplin Historical Park. This attack broke General Robert E. Lee's defensive line around Petersburg and compelled Lee to order the evacuation of Petersburg and Richmond that night.
Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill, one of Lee's highest-ranking subordinates, was killed near what is now Pamplin Historical Park while riding to take command of the battlefield. Several other engagements were fought in Dinwiddie County including the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House, Battle of Sutherland's Stationand the Battle of White Oak Road.