Battle of Cumberland Church

OTHER NAME: Farmville

CAMPAIGN: Appomatox Campaign

DATE(S): March-April 1865

PRINCIPAL COMMANDERS: Major General Andrew Humphreys [US] Major General Robert Lee [CS]

FORCES ENGAGED: 0 total (US 0; CS 0;)

ESTIMATED CASUALTIES: 571 total (US 571; CS 0;)


Near 2 pm 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 general Smythe was mortally wounded nearby, and J.I. Gregg was captured north of Farmville.

RESULTS: Confederate Victory