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

Lockett House

Lee’s Retreat

 

—April 6, 1865 —

 
Lee’s Retreat Lockett House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Lee’s Retreat Lockett House Marker
Inscription. While Confederate troops were attempting to cross Sailor’s Creek on the bridges below, the fighting between the two forces began here and continued into the bottomlands. After the battle, James Lockett’s bullet-ridden house was then pressed into service as a field hospital.

Next Stop
Double Bridges
.7 miles
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 37° 19.808′ N, 78° 14.911′ W. Marker is near Rice, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is on Virginia Route 619, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rice VA 23966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sailor’s Creek (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Lockett House (within shouting distance of this marker); Double Bridges (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Sailors (Sayler's) Creek (approx. 2 miles away); Hillsman House (approx. 2 miles away); Overton / Hillsman House
Markers on Lee’s Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Markers on Lee’s Retreat
(approx. 2 miles away); Crossing Little Sailor's Creek (approx. 2 miles away); Holt’s Corner (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rice.
 
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Lockett House. 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. Lee's Retreat to Appomattox. Virginia Civil War Trails. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Sailor’s Creek. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Sailor's Creek State Park. Virginia State Parks website. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lockett House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
3. Lockett House
The Lockett House, located across the road from the markers, was the scene of some of the fiercest fighting during the Battle of Sailor's Creek. It also served as a hospital. When this photo was taken, the house was being renovated.
Lockett House image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, June 11, 2001
4. Lockett House
Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
5. Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park
The Lockett House is located near this park which preserves the site of the last major battle of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,379 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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