Five Forks


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Five Forks

A crossroads in southeast Virginia southwest of Petersburg where the last major Civil War battle was fought on April 1, 1865. The Union victory led to the fall of Petersburg, the capture of Richmond, and the surrender of Robert E. Lee to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9.
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When Cathy first arrived - it was in the forenoon - Buffalo Bill was away, carrying orders to Major Fuller, at Five Forks, up in the Clayton Hills.
72 million sale of Five Forks Shopping Center, a 70,177-square-foot, fully leased, BI-LO-anchored neighborhood shopping center in the Greenville-Spartanburg community of Simpsonville, South Carolina.
In this fight, the prelude to the better -known battle of Five Forks, Federal troops put up a stout fight, despite being heavily outnumbered, with the help of their deadly repeating carbines.
Although The Battle of Five Forks ended in victory for the Union, its ramifications lasted long after Civil War's end.
Confederate Waterloo: The Battle of Five Forks, April 1, 1865, and the Controversy That Brought Down a General
George Pickett in the Battle of Five Forks in Virginia.
One day, after setting several traps in a heavily vegetated pond in the Five Forks unit of Petersburg National Battlefield, he and his colleagues made an unexpected discovery: an enormous black salamander called a two-toed amphiuma.
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He captured the enemy flag at Five Forks in Virginia.
One Sunday last year my wife and I drove through southeastern Virginia and happened upon the Five Forks battlefield, a new unit in the National Park Service's extensive chain of Civil War historic sites.
However, a severed cat, numerous plastic clothes pegs and Biros formed into a large figure of eight, five forks, a table with a pile of A4 paper stacked on top of it and several tea bags laid out on the floor is, in my opinion, pushing the artistic envelope a lick too far and pandering to gross pretentiousness.
And none of this "Let's just get one dessert and five forks.