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High Bridge

Prince Edward Hwy, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 16' 31.034064", -78° 19' 24.250764"
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One mile north stood the Southside Railroad Bridge, spanning the 75-foot-wide Appomattox River. On 6 April, 1865, nine hundred Union soldiers attempting to burn the 2500-foot-long, 126-foot-high structure were captured by Confederate cavalry. Crossing on 7 April, retreating Confederates burned four spans but failed to destroy the lower wagon bridge thus allowing Union soldiers to cross and attack at Cumberland Church north of Farmville.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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