The disastrous series of battles near Sailor’s Creek results in 7,700 Confederates captured.

After a disastrous series of battles near Sailor’s Creek in which 7,700 Confederates are captured, including nine generals, Robert E. Lee relieves Confederate generals Richard H. Anderson, Bushrod R. Johnson, and George E. Pickett of duty, although Pickett continues with the army to Appomattox Court House.