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Cumberland Church

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Battle Name: Cumberland Church
Other Names: Farmville
State: Virginia
Location: Cumberland County
Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865)
Dates: April 7, 1865
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. A.A. Humphreys [US]; Gen. Robert E. Lee [CS]
Forces Engaged: Corps
Estimated Casualties: 910 total (US 655; CS 255)
Description: 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.
Results: Confederate victory

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