Near Farmville in Cumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
— April 7, 1865 —
Union troops arrived here after crossing the Appomattox River at High Bridge and found Lee’s army entrenched around the church. After a series of Union attacks, Lee was forced to delay his movement until nightfall when he began marching towards Appomattox.
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 20.737′ N, 78° 23.127′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Cumberland Road (Virginia Route 45), on the right when traveling south. Located at a pull off in front of the church. 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. A different marker also named Cumberland Church (here, next to this marker); Engagement at Cumberland Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); James F. Lipscomb (approx. one mile away); Needham Law School (approx. Lest We Forget (approx. 2.3 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.
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
Regarding Cumberland Church. Part of a driving tour following General Robert E. Lee's route from Petersburg to Appomattox. While visiting the site a more detailed description is played on short range radio on AM1610. Or call 1-800-6-retreat.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,239 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on April 25, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on April 24, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 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. 4. submitted on April 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.