VA-F73 High Bridge

Marker text: HIGH BRIDGE

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.

Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, 1984

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