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Near Rice in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cavalry Battle at High Bridge

Lee’s Retreat

 

—April 6, 1865 —

 
Cavalry Battle at High Bridge Marker on Lee’s Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Cavalry Battle at High Bridge Marker on Lee’s Retreat
Inscription. About 900 Union infantry and cavalry were sent from Burkeville to burn this South Side Railroad trestle over the Appomattox River. Pursued by Confederate cavalry in the engagement which followed nearby, their bridge-burning mission failed and most were captured.

Next Stop
Farmville
4.8 miles
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Location. 37° 16.517′ N, 78° 19.43′ W. Marker is near Rice, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is on Prince Edward Hwy (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in a pulloff on the side of Route 460. Marker is in this post office area: Rice VA 23966, United States of America.
 
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 Cavalry Battle at High Bridge (here, next to this marker); High Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Rice’s Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Rice’s Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Action at High Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Battle of Sailor's Creek
Markers on Lee’s Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Markers on Lee’s Retreat
There are two markers describing the Cavalry Battle at High Bridge at this location.
(approx. 2.2 miles away); African-Americans at High Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away); Camp Paradise (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rice.
 
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Cavalry Battle at High Bridge. 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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lee's Retreat to Appomattox. Virginia Civil War Trails. (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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,259 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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