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Appomattox Station

Battle of Appomattox Station
April 8, 1865

Maj. Gen. George A. Custer’s division of Union cavalry 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.

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Battle Facts

Campaign

  • Appomattox Campaign

Battles In This Campaign

Location

Dates

  • April 8, 1865

Union Commander

Confederate Commander

Result

  • Union Victory Union Flag

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