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Appomattox Station

Battle Name: Appomattox Station
Other Names: None
State: Virginia
Location: Appomattox County
Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865)
Dates: April 8, 1865
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. George A. Custer [US]; Brig. Gen. Lindsay Walker [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: Unknown
Description: Custer’s division 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.
Results: Union victory

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