7 April 1865After successfully crossing the Appomattox River at nearby High Bridge, Maj. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys' II Corps attacked Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. William Mahone that were entrenched on the high ground around Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Protecting Lee's flank and wagons, Mahone held off two Union assaults until darkness allowed him to withdraw from the battlefield. Near the church, Mahone's headquarters, Lee received the first message from Grant suggesting the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. The army continued its march west, finally surrendering on 9 April at Appomattox Court House.
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|Marker Number||O 52|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 9:45am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 731626 N 4136447|
|Decimal Degrees||37.34585000, -78.38510000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 20.751', W 78° 23.106'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 20' 45.06" N, 78° 23' 6.36" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 199 VA-45, Farmville VA 23901, US|
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