Union Closes In
— Lee's Retreat —Here at Cumberland Church, in the afternoon of April 7, 1865, part of the Army of Northern Virginia entrenched to protect the route west to Appomattox Station, where supplies awaited the men. The Confederate line, across the road behind you, stretched a third of a mile to the north, where it then curled around to the west. After repulsing several Union assaults, the Confederates also turned back an attack on their left flank, where Gen. William Mahone held the line. The Federals dug in as evening fell. Under cover of darkness, the Confederate army slipped away but had lost valuable time as the Union army closed in.
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|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 12:23pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 731596 N 4136422|
|Decimal Degrees||37.34563333, -78.38545000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 20.738', W 78° 23.127'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 20' 44.28" N, 78° 23' 7.62" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 16513-16573 VA-45, Farmville VA 23901, US|
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