|Battle of Cumberland Church|
|Part of the American Civil War|
|United States (Union)||CSA (Confederacy)|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Andrew A. Humphreys||Robert E. Lee|
|II Corps||Army of North Virginia|
|8,600 ||4,000 |
|Casualties and losses|
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.
- National Park Service battle description
- CWSAC Report Update
- Salmon, John S., The Official Virginia Civil War Battlefield Guide, Stackpole Books, 2001, ISBN 0-8117-2868-4.
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