Battle of Cumberland Church Facts

April 7, 1865

Cumberland Church Battle facts, including dates, location, casualties, leaders, who won, and more interesting facts you might not know. This fact sheet provides a quick overview of the battle and is for kids doing research and students preparing for the AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam.

Robert E Lee, 1864, Portrait

The Battle of Cumberland Church was the last battlefield victory for General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Image Source: Wikipedia.

Date and Location

  • April 7, 1865
  • Cumberland County, Virginia

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

  • Major General Andrew A. Humphreys

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • 2nd Corps of the Army of the Potomac

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Northern Virginia

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 12,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 12,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 655 (killed, wounded, and captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 255 (killed, wounded, and captured/missing)

Results of the Battle of Cumberland Church

  • The outcome of the Battle of Cumberland Church was a Confederate victory.
  • Union Major General Thomas A. Smyth was killed
  • The Battle of Cumberland Church was the last battlefield victory for the Army of Northern Virginia.

Timeline of the Battle of Cumberland Church

These are the main battles and events of the Appomattox Campaign in order.

Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Cumberland Church Facts
  • Date April 7, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of cumberland church, american civil war, appomattox campaign, andrew a. humphreys, robert e. lee, thomas a. smyth, army of northern virginia's last battlefield victory
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date April 16, 2024
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 17, 2024

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