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Near Rice in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Marshall’s Crossroads

Lee’s Retreat

 

—April 6, 1865 —

 
Marshall’s Crossroads Marker on Lee’s Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Marshall’s Crossroads Marker on Lee’s Retreat
Inscription. Union cavalry found Confederate infantry posted here along the road to Rice’s Depot. While others fought along Little Sailor’s Creek at Hillsman’s farm, the horse soldiers attacked this portion of Lee’s army which eventually withdrew from the field or were captured.

Next Stop
Lockett House
4.9 miles
 
Location. 37° 17.8′ N, 78° 13.862′ W. Marker is near Rice, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is on Saylers Creek Road (Virginia Route 617), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Rice VA 23966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Sailors Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Victory or Death (approx. half a mile away); Ewell’s Line of Defense (approx. half a mile away); The Final Clash: With Fate Against Them (approx. half a mile away); Assaulting the Confederate Battle Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crossing Little Sailor's Creek (approx. ¾ mile away); Battle of Sailors (Sayler's) Creek (approx. 1.1 miles away); Overton / Hillsman House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rice.
 
More about this marker.
Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park
This park preserves the site of the last major battle of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Marshall’s Crossroads. Part of a driving tour following General Robert E. Lee's route from Petersburg to Appomattox. While visiting the site a more detailed description is played on short range radio on AM1610. Or call 1-800-6-retreat.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sailor's Creek State Park. Virginia State Parks website. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Lee's Retreat to Appomattox. Virginia Civil War Trails. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Sailor’s Creek. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

4. Lee's Retreat. Virginia's Retreat guide. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,627 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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