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

Engagement at Cumberland Presbyterian Church

7 April 1865

 
 
Engagement at Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list.
 
Location. 37° 20.751′ N, 78° 23.106′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Cumberland
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By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. Engagement at Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marker
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Road (Virginia Route 45), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 (approx. one mile away); Needham Law School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 2.4 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bizarre (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cumberland Church. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Lee's Retreat. Virginia's Retreat guide. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Cumberland Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
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 was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,323 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on April 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Nov. 28, 2021