Burkeville in Nottoway County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
—April 5, 1865 —
Crewe 4.7 miles
Erected by Virginia's Retreat.
Location. 37° 11.335′ N, 78° 12.186′ W. Marker is in Burkeville, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street NW (Business U.S. 460) and Maple Road, on the right when traveling west on 2nd Street NW. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burkeville VA 23922, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilson-Kautz Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Burkeville Junction (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Burkeville Junction (within shouting distance of this marker); Ingleside Training Institute (approx. 0.7 miles away); Prince Edward County / Nottoway County (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ella Graham Agnew (approx. 2.5 miles away); T. O. Sandy (approx. 2.5 miles away); Old Nottoway Meeting House (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burkeville.
Also see . . .
1. Virginia’s Retreat. Lee’s Retreat
2. Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Lee’s Retreat to Appomattox. Burkeville.
3. Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Lee's Retreat: Radio Message Scripts. Stop 23: Burkeville Junction.
4. Inverness. (PDF) National Register documentation for Inverness, located at 844 Inverness Street in Burkeville. Although the documentation does not mention such, other sources indicate Confederates captured at Sayler's Creek camped on the grounds.
1. After the Surrender
After the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox, Federal troops concentrated at Burkeville. These forces remained in the vicinity for about a month, pending orders, and the surrender of other Confederate forces. Many Confederate prisoners from the Battle of Sayler's Creek were quartered at "Inverness," a house in Burkeville.
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