High Bridge, VA
[High Bridge over the Appomattox River - Courtesy
April 6-7, 1865
Col. T. Read and Maj. Gen. A. A. Humphreys
Maj. Gen. Thomas Rosser and Maj. Gen. William
Infantry and the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry and three companies (80 troopers)
of the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry (900)
On April 6, the Confederate cavalry fought
stubbornly to secure the Appomattox River bridges.
On April 7, elements of the II Corps came up
against Longstreet’s rear guard
attempting to fire the High Bridge and wagon bridge.
Union forces were able to save the wagon bridge
over which the II Corps crossed in pursuit of Lee’s
Failure to destroy this bridge enabled Union
forces to catch up with the Confederates at Farmville.
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