The South Side Railroad, completed in 1854,
was one of the most important supply routes in southern Virginia during the American Civil War (1861–1865). With
tracks laid east to west across the state, the railroad began at City Point in Hopewell on the James River and extended westward through Petersburg, Burkeville, Farmville,
Appomattox Station, and
finally Lynchburg, in western
Virginia, for a total of about 132 miles. The South Side Railroad was imp. . .
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