1865 – (Civil War) Confederate leaders reach Sailor’s Creek, Virginia

The 5th, 6th, 7th, 19th, 36th, 37th and 38th Wisconsin Infantry regiments were among the troops pursuing Confederate General Robert E. Lee across Virginia. On this day the two sides faced off at Sailor’s Creek for a battle that lasted several hours. Confederate General Richard Ewell and his staff surrendered to seven men from Co. A of the 5th Wisconsin Infantry.