Farmville in Cumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
—Lee's Retreat —
The Confederates - Gen. John B. Gordon's corps and Gen. William Mahone's division - continued retreating west. Gordon followed the South Side Railroad to Farmville, while Mahone took Jamestown Road to Cumberland Church, three miles north of the town. There the division entrenched, and soon Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys' Union corps, which had crossed the wagon bridge,
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
Location. 37° 19.441′ N, 78° 20.243′ W. Marker is in Farmville, Virginia, in Cumberland County. Marker is on River Road (County Route 600), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the High Bridge parking area, along the High Bridge Trail State Park (the old Southside Railroad is now a rails-to-trails park). Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, 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 The High Bridge (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named The High Bridge (approx. 1½ miles away); African-Americans at High Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Camp Paradise (approx. 1.7 miles away); Needham Law School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bizarre (approx. 3 miles away); Cumberland County / Prince Edward County (approx. 3 miles away); Engagement at Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
More about this marker. On the right is a photo of the High Bridge and wagon bridge, 1865, looking north. An inset photo shows 1914 bridge base and original brick piers.
Regarding High Bridge. This marker was located at a pull off, roughly 1.3 miles further west on River Road. It was relocated when the High Bridge Trail State Park opened.
Also see . . . The Battles at High Bridge. Battle summary of the actions at High Bridge on April 6-7, 1865. (Submitted on April 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,219 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.