Inscription. Near here Lee, moving south toward Danville, in the afternoon of April 5, 1865 found the road blocked by Sheridan. He then turned westward by way of Amelia Springs, hoping to reach the Southside (Norfolk and Western) Railroad.
By Laura Troy, July 23, 2008
|1. Lee's Retreat Marker|
Erected 1929 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number M 12.)
Location. 37° 18.674′ N, 78° 4.155′ W. Marker is near Jetersville, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is on Patrick Henry Highway (U.S. 360) west of Mt. Zion Road (County Route 639), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jetersville VA 23083, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. A different marker also named Lee's Retreat (here, next to this marker); Jetersville (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 2 miles away); Amelia Springs (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Amelia Springs (approx. 2.7 miles away); Nottoway County / Amelia County (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jetersville.
Also see . . .
Lee's Retreat. Map and tour guide to key locations along the retreat route. (Submitted on August 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
|2. Patrick Henry Highway (facing west)|
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 665 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. 2. submitted on May 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Area photo of the marker and surroundings. •
Photos of the site occupied by Sheridan. • Can you help?
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