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Question by  kylesalmons (23)

What was the last battle of the Civil War?

I need the details of the last battle of the Civil War, who the Generals were, where it took place and what advantage the winners had.


Answer by  danderson78 (7)

The Battle of Columbus was the last official battle of the Civil War. General Wilson marched to south to finish the confederacy. His goal was the major war supply City of Columbus, Georgia. General Cobb was responsible for defending the city. He was unsuccessful and Wilson sacked the city.


Answer by  pygmalion (7)

Palmito Ranch is widely considered the final major battle of the Civil War, fought on May 12 and 13, 1865 (Lee surrendered to Grant on April 9). Colonel Theodore Barrett's four hundred Union troops, (including 250 soldiers from the 62nd Colored Division) clashed with Confederate Colonel John "Rip" Ford, commanding a larger force. Confederate artillery eventually necessitated a Federal retreat.


Answer by  JC74 (63)

The last battle of the Civil War was the Battle of Five Forks in Petersburg, Virginia on April 1st, 1865 with the last Confederate defeat at Sayler's Creek. The Confederate army had dwindled too much to be of any winning use.


Answer by  Doomstoned (1454)

Palmito Ranch is considered the last battle of the Civil War, fought on May 12 - May 13, 1865 and was ironically, a Confederate victory. The Union commander, Thomas Barrett, fought against Confederate John Ford about a dozen miles east of Brownsville, Texas on the banks of the Rio Grande.

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