Battle of West Point


Battle of West Point

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of West Point
colour_scheme=background:#ffcccc


caption=
partof=the American Civil War
date=April 16, 1865
place=West Point, Georgia
result=Union victory
combatant1= flagicon|USA|1863 United States (Union)
combatant2= flagicon|CSA CSA (Confederacy)
commander1=James H. Wilson,
Oscar H. LaGrange
commander2=Robert C. Tyler
strength1= Two cavalry divisions
(13,500 cavalry)
strength2=120-265 men
casualties1=36
casualties2=47|

The Battle of West Point was fought on April 16, 1865 in West Point, Georgia, during the American Civil War. This battle was fought at Fort Tyler seven days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, making it one of the last battles of the Civil War east of the Mississippi and Fort Tyler the last Confederate fort captured by the Union. The last battle of the war was the Battle of Palmito Ranch in June 1865 in Texas resulting in the last Confederate victory.

External links

* [http://www.forttyler.com Fort Tyler and the Battle of West Point Website]


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