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Cumberland Church   

Other Names: Farmville

Location: Cumberland County

Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865)

Date(s): April 7, 1865

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. A.A. Humphreys [US]; Gen. Robert E. Lee [CS]

Forces Engaged: Corps

Estimated Casualties: 910 total (US 655; CS 255)

Description: Near 2 pm on April 7, the advance of the Union II Corps encountered Confederate forces entrenched on high ground near Cumberland Church. The Union forces attacked twice but were repulsed, and darkness halted the conflict. Union general Smythe was mortally wounded nearby, and J.I. Gregg was captured north of Farmville.

Result(s): Confederate victory

CWSAC Reference #: VA094

Preservation Priority: II.3 (Class C)

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