Union Opportunity Lost
— Lee's Retreat —Just northeast of here, on the afternoon of April 6, 1865, a Union detachment tried and failed to burn High Bridge - where the South Side Railroad crossed the Appomattox River - and restrict the Confederate retreat to the south side of the river. Gen. Theodore Read, leading the mixed infantry and cavalry group, sent his troopers under Col. Francis Washburn on a scout to the bridge. There they drove off a small Confederate guard but turned back when they heard firing behind them.
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 11:49pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 737275 N 4128768|
|Decimal Degrees||37.27528333, -78.32385000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 16.517', W 78° 19.431'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 16' 31.02" N, 78° 19' 25.86" W|
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|Area Code(s)||434, 804|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 21921-22217 US-460, Rice VA 23966, US|
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