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Battle of Rice's Station
Part of the American Civil War
DateApril 6, 1865 (1865-04-06T1864)
LocationPrince Edward County, Virginia
Result Union victory [1]
United States United States (Union) Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders and leaders
John Gibbon James Longstreet
7,500 [1] 6,800 [1]
Casualties and losses
few [2]

The Battle of Rice's Station was a minor engagement in Appomattox Campaign of the American Civil War that was the immediate prelude to the Battle of Sayler's Creek. On April 6, 1865, Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's command reached Rice's Station, only to discover that it was blocked by Union troops led by Maj. Gen. John Gibbon. After a minor confrontation and very few casualties, Longstreet withdrew during the night towards Farmville.

The location is now the community of Rice, Virginia.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "CWSAC Virginia Battlefield Profiles" (PDF). Update to the Civil War Sites Advisory Committee Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields. National Park Service. pp. 243, 244. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  2. "National Park Service battle description". CWSAC Battle Summaries, The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP). National Park Service. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 

Coordinates: 37°16′09″N 78°17′41″W / 37.2691°N 78.2947°W / 37.2691; -78.2947

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