Appomattox in Appomattox County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Custer's Third Brigade
Battle of Appomattox Station
Pvt. Joseph Sutton, 2nd West Virginia, wrote of Custerís subsequent moonlight charge on the Confederate artillery, “A battery Ö hurled grape and canister down the road in such a manner that a little column of the regiment, Ö was nearly half unhorsed. The ﬂashes of the enemyís guns, as reﬂected against the sky, resembled a furious storm of lightning. But the battery was captured.” Maj. Shesh Howe, commanding the 1st West Virginia, was wounded in the last charge. Transported
(bottom left) Wounding of Lt. Joseph Walter, from James H. Stevenson. Boats and Saddles (1879)
(top center) Sgt. Anthony Fiala, from William H. Beach,The First New York (Lincoln) Cavalry (1902)
(bottom right) Howe grave — (Courtesy Appomattox Court House National Hotorical Park
(top right) Maj. Shesh Howe Courtesy Richard A. Wolfe
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 37° 21.912′ N, 78° 49.629′ W. Marker is in Appomattox, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Jamerson Lane (Virginia Route 1014) and Jones Street (Virginia Route 1012). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Appomattox VA 24522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walker's Last Stand (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Artillery Position (within shouting distance of this Winonah Camp / Mozella Price Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carver-Price School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Appomattox County Units (approx. 0.7 miles away); Appomattox County Eternal Flame (approx. 0.7 miles away); Appomattox Court House (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Last Positions (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Appomattox.
Also see . . . Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. (Submitted on June 27, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.