Battle of Appomattox Station - April 8 - In the evening,
Union cavalry captured four trains of supplies
at the station intended for Lee’s army. Also
captured nearby, after a brief engagement, were portions
of the Confederate wagon train and twenty-five cannons.
[21}Lee’s Rearguard - April 8 - General James Longstreet built
breastworks here to protect the rear of Lee’s army, most of
which was four miles south at Appomattox Court House.
New Store - April 8 - Gordon assumed the lead and
Longstreet the rearguard
Clifton - April 8 - Grant and Meade stayed here and was
where they received Lee’s second letter suggesting a peace