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

March to Appomattox

 
 
March to Appomattox Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
Location. 37° 24.958′ N, 78° 27.335′ W. Marker is in Curdsville, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker is 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 is in this post office area: Dillwyn VA 23936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); James F. Lipscomb (approx. 5.8 miles away); Cumberland Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Engagement at Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
March to Appomattox Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 5, 2016
2. March to Appomattox Marker
March to Appomattox Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
3. March to Appomattox Marker
Passage of the Armies image. Click for full size.
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.
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 July 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 900 times since then and 43 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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