George E. Pickett fights brilliantly at the Battle of Five Forks but can’t defeat Philip H. Sheridan.

Scouts ahead of a force of Confederate infantry and cavalry under George E. Pickett, sent by Robert E. Lee to block a Union flanking maneuver near Petersburg, run into forward elements of Union general Philip H. Sheridan’s forces at Dinwiddie Court House. Pickett manages the fight brilliantly but can’t defeat Sheridan.