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.
HM NumberHM6L1
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
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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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