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Burkeville in Nottoway County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Burkeville
Lee's Retreat

— April 5, 1865 —
 
Lee's Retreat Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Lee's Retreat Marker
 
Inscription. This location, the junction of the South Side and Richmond & Danville Railroads, served as an important hospital, logistics and supply base during and after the Appomattox Campaign. General Grant spent the night here after leaving Jetersville.

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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.
 
Lee's Retreat Marker at Burkeville Depot. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Lee's Retreat Marker at Burkeville Depot.
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Virginia’s Retreat. Lee’s Retreat (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Lee’s Retreat to Appomattox. Burkeville. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Lee's Retreat: Radio Message Scripts. Stop 23: Burkeville Junction. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

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. (Submitted on April 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
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.
    — Submitted April 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
Rail Lines at Burkeville Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. Rail Lines at Burkeville
The junction of the Southside and Richmond & Danville Railroads at Burkeville meant the train stop became a strategic point during the Confederate retreat.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 689 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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