Cavalry Battle at High Bridge

Cavalry Battle at High Bridge (HM7MK)

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

N 37° 16.517', W 78° 19.43'

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Lee's Retreat

— April 6, 1865 —

About 900 Union infantry and cavalry were sent from Burkeville to burn this South Side Railroad trestle over the Appomattox River. Pursued by Confederate cavalry in the engagement which followed nearby, their bridge-burning mission failed and most were captured.

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HM NumberHM7MK
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Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:39am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 737276 N 4128768
Decimal Degrees37.27528333, -78.32383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.517', W 78° 19.43'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 31.02" N, 78° 19' 25.80" 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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