Battle of Appomattox StationUnion Col. Henry Capehart commanded Gen. George A. Custer's Third Cavalry Brigade on Custer's left ﬂank. On April 8, 1865, Capehart had only the 1st New York (Lincoln) an 1st and 2nd West Virginia regiments on hand, the 3rd West Virginia had been detached after the Battles of Sailor's Creek to guard Confederate prisoners. Capehart arrived at Appomattox Station at about 5 P.M., soon after the Confederate supply trains were captured there. At dusk, Custer led the men of the 1st New York on an advance into a thicket to locate the Confederate right ﬂank. Lt. Joseph Walter was wounded in the action and died eleven days later. Finding the woods impassible, Custer shouted, "Boys, try to get back the best way you can. We cannot get through here." Sgt. Anthony Fiala captured four Confederates during the withdrawal.
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 692415 N 4137601|
|Decimal Degrees||37.36520000, -78.82715000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 21.912', W 78° 49.629'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 21' 54.72" N, 78° 49' 37.74" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 206-298 State Rte 1014, Appomattox VA 24522, US|
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