Battle of Appomattox Station

Battle of Appomattox Station (HMK1U)

Location: Appomattox, VA 24522 Appomattox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 22.39', W 78° 49.027'

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April 8, 1865: 4-8 p.m.

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.
HM NumberHMK1U
Placed ByAppomattox Court House National Historical Park - National Park Service - US Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 6:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 693283 N 4138505
Decimal Degrees37.37316667, -78.81711667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.39', W 78° 49.027'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 23.40" N, 78° 49' 1.62" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1123 Old Courthouse Rd, Appomattox VA 24522, US
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