Battle of Appomattox Station - Appomattox, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 37° 22.390 W 078° 49.027
17S E 693283 N 4138505
Quick Description: One of the last few battle sites of the Civil War.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/31/2014 6:05:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMN5Q8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "One of the last battles of the Civil War took place one mile west of here. After capturing Confederate supplies, General George Custer's cavalry charged through the woods into the cannon fire of Confederate General Reuben Lindsay Walker's troops. Though unsupported by infantry, Walker's men repulsed the first three charges, but Custer's final assault captured 25 cannon, 200 wagons, and 1,000 prisoners. The Federals dispersed Walker's artillery and secured the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road. By holding the high ground west of Appomattox Court House they blocked the road General Lee intended to use and force his surrender the next day."
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