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

Battle of Sailors Creek

 
 
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, May 17, 2009
1. Front of Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Battles of Sailors Creek
April 6, 1865

"My God! Has the army been dissolved?"
General R. E. Lee

Hillsman's Farm US 442 CS 3400
Marshall's Crossroads US 172 CS 2600
Lockett's Farm (Double Bridges) US 536 CS 1700

Totals include killed, wounded, missing and captured.

(Back):
In remembrance of the
Confederate and Union
Soldiers who fought in
the surrounding hills with
great honor and perseverance
on April 6, 1865.
During the three engagements
each regiment participated
with valor and fraternity,
in what was the last
major battle of the Civil War
in Virginia.

Dedicated by the
Saylerís Creek Reenactment
and Preservation Committee
April 2000

 
Erected 2000 by Saylerís Creek Reenactment and Preservation Committee.
 
Location. 37° 18.169′ N, 78° 13.707′ 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 Sailorís 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 walking distance of
Back of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Back of Memorial
Marker is in Sailorís Creek Battlefield State Park.
this marker. Victory or Death (within shouting distance of this marker); Ewellís Line of Defense (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Final Clash: With Fate Against Them (about 500 feet away); Assaulting the Confederate Battle Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crossing Little Sailor's Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marshallís Crossroads (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Sailors (Sayler's) Creek (approx. 0.6 miles away); Overton / Hillsman House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rice.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sailorís Creek. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Sailor's Creek State Park. Virginia State Parks website. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sailorís Creek Battlefield State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
3. Sailorís Creek Battlefield State Park
This park preserves the site of the last major battle of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
Battle of Sailors Creek Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
4. Battle of Sailors Creek Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,957 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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