Battle of Cumberland Church

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Battle of Cumberland Church
Part of the American Civil War
Date April 7, 1865 (1865-04-07)
Location Cumberland County,
near Farmville, Virginia
Result Confederate victory
Belligerents
United States United States (Union) Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders and leaders
Andrew A. Humphreys Robert E. Lee
Units involved
II Corps Army of North Virginia
Strength
8,600 [1] 4,000 [1]
Casualties and losses
655 255

The Battle of Cumberland Church was fought on April 7, 1865, as part of the Appomattox Campaign of the American Civil War.

Near 2 p.m. 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 Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Smyth was mortally wounded nearby, and Brig. Gen. John Irvin Gregg was captured north of Farmville, Virginia.

This clash is sometimes characterized as the final victory of the Army of Northern Virginia.

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Coordinates: 37°20′47″N 78°23′12″W / 37.3464°N 78.3866°W / 37.3464; -78.3866