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Curdsville in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
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March to Appomattox

 
 
March to Appomattox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
1. March to Appomattox Marker
Inscription.  Part of Lee's army passed here retreating westward, April 8, 1865. The Sixth (Wright's) Corps of Grant's Army passed here, in pursuit, in the afternoon of the same day, moving on toward Appomattox.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F-59.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 8, 1939.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 24.958′ N, 78° 27.335′ W. Marker was in Curdsville, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker was at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and Old Curdsville Road (County Route 633), on the right when traveling north on James Madison Highway. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Dillwyn VA 23936, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named March to Appomattox
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(here, next to this marker); Millbrook (approx. 1.9 miles away); Clifton (approx. 2.4 miles away); Eve of Appomattox (approx. 2.4 miles away); New Store Village (approx. 2.4 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp P-56, Company 1367 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Samuel P. Bolling (approx. 5 miles away); New Store (approx. 5˝ miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced with the linked marker.
 
March to Appomattox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 5, 2016
2. March to Appomattox Marker
March to Appomattox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
3. March to Appomattox Marker
Passage of the Armies image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
4. Passage of the Armies
Part of Longstreet's Confederate Corps passed along what is today Old Curdsville Road, running from left to right across modern US 15 in this view. In pursuit, the Federal VI Corps marched the same route, heading west (right).
Ruins of a Building near the Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
5. Ruins of a Building near the Marker
At the time of the war, Curdsville was a village of a few hundred. It boasted several shops, a tobacco warehouse, a mill, and a tavern.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,157 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on June 29, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   3, 4, 5. submitted on March 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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