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

Battle of Appomattox Station — 1865

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Battle of Appomattox Station marker
Inscription. Near this building stood the station of the South Side Railroad where, on April 8, 1865, three trains unloading supplies for the Army of Northern Virginia were captured by units of Sheridan’s Union cavalry under Gen. Geo. Custer. Significant for its relationship to the surrender by Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, this action also marked the last strategic use of rail by Confederate forces.
 
Erected 1974 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number K 159.)
 
Location. 37° 21.207′ N, 78° 49.64′ W. Marker is in Appomattox, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Virginia Route 131) and North Church Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Located next to the Appomattox train station which is now the city's visitor center. 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. Battle of Appomattox Station ( a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Appomattox Station ( within shouting distance of this marker); Appomattox Court House ( approx. 0.2 miles
Appamattox Station marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Appamattox Station marker
away); Appomattox County Units ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Appomattox County Eternal Flame ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Winonah Camp / Mozella Price Home ( approx. half a mile away); Carver-Price School ( approx. half a mile away); Custer's Third Brigade ( approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appomattox.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers for the Battle of Appomattox Station.
 
Also see . . .
1. Appomattox Court House. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. 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.) 
 
Additional keywords. South Side Railroad, Southside Railroad, Norfolk & Western Railway, Norfolk Southern Railway
Battle of Appomattox Station — 1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 7, 2016
3. Battle of Appomattox Station — 1865 Marker

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Appomattox Station and Visitors Center image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
4. Appomattox Station and Visitors Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,628 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on April 4, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   4. submitted on November 17, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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