High Bridge

High Bridge (HM6L1)

Location: Rice, VA 23966 Prince Edward County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 16.517', W 78° 19.404'

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One mile north stood the Southside Railroad Bridge, spanning the 75-foot-wide Appomattox River. On 6 April, 1865, nine hundred Union soldiers attempting to burn the 2500-foot-long, 126-foot-high structure were captured by Confederate cavalry. Crossing on 7 April, retreating Confederates burned four spans but failed to destroy the lower wagon bridge thus allowing Union soldiers to cross and attack at Cumberland Church north of Farmville.
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HM NumberHM6L1
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Marker NumberF 73
Year Placed1989
Placed ByVirginia Historic Landmark Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:08am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 737315 N 4128769
Decimal Degrees37.27528333, -78.32340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.517', W 78° 19.404'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 31.02" N, 78° 19' 24.24" W
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Area Code(s)434, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21921-22217 US-460, Rice VA 23966, US
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