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Appomattox Station   

Other Names: None

Location: Appomattox County

Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865)

Date(s): April 8, 1865

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. George A. Custer [US]; Brig. Gen. Lindsay Walker [CS]

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties: Unknown

Description: Custer’s division captured a supply train and twenty-five guns, driving off and scattering the Confederate defenders.  This unique action pitted artillery without infantry support against cavalry. Custer captured and burned three trains loaded with provisions for Lee’s army.

Result(s): Union victory

CWSAC Reference #: VA096

Preservation Priority: IV.2 (Class B)

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