What Happened on April 6, 1865

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Battle of High Bridge, fought near Farmville, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • Battle of Sayler's Creek, fought near Farmville, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign), 1/4 of Lee's army cut off, Union victory (US Civil War)

Famous Deaths

  • John Austin Wharton, US Confederate general-major, dies at 36
  • Reuben B Boston, US Confederate cavalery colonel, dies in battle