Many stories behind Battle of Appomattox Station

   

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Stretched around 47 acres of property in Appomattox, 145 years ago the Battle of Appomattox Station took place during the Civil War.

The battle was described as an unusual battle where artillery fought against mounted cavalry (soldiers), explained Appomattox Court House National Historical Park historian Patrick Schroeder while giving a tour of the battlefield site last Thursday.

During the tour Schroeder gave a presentation to a group of about 12 and gave a tour of the property, which the Civil War Preservation Trust now owns.

The property is located off of Old Courthouse where Jamerson Trucking is located.

The Civil War Preservation Trust bought the property with the possible intention of developing a battlefield park.

The Battle of Appomattox Station led up to events that eventually lead up to Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender on April 9, 1865.

On April 7, 1865, Gen. Lee was on his way to Farmville, where his army was eventually bogged down.

The supply trains that Gen. Lee needed were captured by Union troops.

Once Lee found out that he could not get what he needed, he tried to make arrangements to reach supply trains from Lynchburg.1

To read the entire article at The Appomattox Times-Virginian, click here.

  1. “Many stories behind Battle of Appomattox Station.” Appomattox Times-Virginian. Appomattox Times-Virginian. Web. 28 Apr. 2010.

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