Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park
6541 Sayler's Creek Road
Rice, VA 23966
Lee's ragged, hungry army fled Petersburg and Richmond planning to converge and meet a supply train at Amelia. The expected supplies did not arrive. Then disaster struck. Lee's column bogged down along Sailor's Creek near Rice, and Federals overtook them on April 6, 1865, and decimated the stalled Confederates. Total Confederate losses have been estimated at approximately 8,000.