A Strategic Delay - Appomattox, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 37° 22.555 W 078° 48.193
17S E 694507 N 4138839
Quick Description: One of the last defenses made by Union before the war ended hours later.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/29/2014 2:02:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMN5F7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "As Lee’s Confederate Army retreated west, Federal forces blocked their way. Near this spot, Union artillery pieces commanded by Lieutenant James H. Lord and a cavalry brigade led by Brevet Brigadier General Charles Smith proved a strategic delay to the Confederate retreat – allowing time for other Federal units to move into position and ensure General Robert E. Lee’s surrender on April 9, 1865."
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