1865 – (Civil War) Confederate leaders reach Farmville, Virginia

Union forces briefly caught up with the retreating Confederate army at Farmville, Virginia, late on April 7, 1865. The 36th Wisconsin Infantry fought a skirmish with a Confederate rear guard at a bridge over the Appomattox River. The 5th, 6th, 7th, 19th, 37th and 38th Wisconsin Infantry regiments were also pursuing the Confederate troops.