A Strategic Delay

A Strategic Delay (HMA3B)

Location: Appomattox, VA 24522 Appomattox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 22.557', W 78° 48.199'

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Appomattox Court House Nat'l Hist Park

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.

HM NumberHMA3B
Placed ByAppomattox Court House National Historical Park, National Park Service, Dept. of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 7:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 694498 N 4138843
Decimal Degrees37.37595000, -78.80331667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.557', W 78° 48.199'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 33.42" N, 78° 48' 11.94" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2630 Old Courthouse Rd, Appomattox VA 24522, US
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