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Near Farmville in Cumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Engagement at Cumberland Presbyterian Church

7 April 1865

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Engagement at Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker
This marker is along the route of Lee's Retreat to Appomattox.
Inscription. After successfully crossing the Appomattox River at nearby High Bridge, Maj. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys’ II Corps attacked Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. William Mahone that were entrenched on the high ground around Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Protecting Lee’s flank and wagons, Mahone held off two Union assaults until darkness allowed him to withdraw from the battlefield. Near the church, Mahone’s headquarters, Lee received the first message from Grant suggesting the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. The army continued its march west, finally surrendering on 9 April at Appomattox Court House.
 
Erected 1993 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O 52.)
 
Location. 37° 20.751′ N, 78° 23.106′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Cumberland Road (Virginia Route 45), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cumberland Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cumberland Church (within shouting distance of this marker); James F. Lipscomb
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By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. Engagement at Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker
(approx. one mile away); Needham Law School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bizarre (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cumberland County / Prince Edward County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Farmville (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Farmville (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Farmville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cumberland Church. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Lee's Retreat. Virginia's Retreat guide. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
3. Cumberland Presbyterian Church
During Lee's retreat to Appomattox, Confederate troops entrenched around this church. They held off several attacks by Union troops on April 7, 1865, and withdrew under cover of darkness.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,087 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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