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Near Appomattox Court House in Appomattox County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Appomattox Station

April 8, 1865: 4-8 p.m.

 
 
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By William Barnard, June 9, 2014
1. Battle of Appomattox Station Marker
Inscription. One of the last battles of the Civil War took place one mile west of here. After capturing Confederate supplies, General George Custer's cavalry charged through the woods into the cannon fire of Confederate General Reuben Lindsay Walker's troops. Though unsupported by infantry, Walker's men repulsed the first three charges, but Custer's final assault captured 25 cannon, 200 wagons, and 1,000 prisoners. The Federals dispersed Walker's artillery and secured the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road. By holding the high ground west of Appomattox Court House they blocked the road General Lee intended to use and force his surrender the next day.
 
Erected by Appomattox Court House National Historical Park - National Park Service - US Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 37° 22.39′ N, 78° 49.027′ W. Marker is near Appomattox Court House, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker is on State Highway 24, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the Grant's Headquarters Wayside in Appomattox Court House National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Appomattox VA 24522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grant’s Pursuit (a few steps from this marker); “Message of Peace”
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By William Barnard, June 9, 2014
2. Battle of Appomattox Station Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Education in 1800's Rural Virginia (approx. 0.6 miles away); Raine Cemetery and Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); North Carolina (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Artillery Position (approx. ¾ mile away); Walker's Last Stand (approx. ¾ mile away); Custer's Third Brigade (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appomattox Court House.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Appomattox Station. Civil War Preservation Trust page offering detailed information about the battle. Despite the growth of the town of Appomattox, a portion of this battlefield remains undeveloped. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Map of the Battle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. Map of the Battle
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By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
4. Battle of Appomattox Station Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,705 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2015, by William Barnard of Fairfax Station, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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