Battle of Cumberland Church

From Conservapedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Battle of Cumberland Church
Farmville
Began:

April 7, 1865

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Cumberland County, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Appomattox Campaign

Outcome:

Confederate victory

33 star flag.png
Combatants
Conf Navy Jack.png

II Corps,
Army of the Potomac

Army of Northern Virginia

Commanders

Andrew A. Humphreys
Major General, USA

Robert E. Lee
General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

655

255

  

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. (NPS summary)