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

Double Bridges

Leeís Retreat

 

óApril 6, 1865 ó

 
Double Bridges Marker on Leeís Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Double Bridges Marker on Leeís Retreat
Inscription. In this ground, the Confederate column and wagon train became bogged down while crossing Sailorís Creek. The Union forces in pursuit then assailed the Southerners and captured a large number of prisoners and wagons before darkness put an end to the fighting.

Next Stop
Riceís Depot
5.1 miles
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Location. 37° 19.572′ N, 78° 15.317′ 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lockett House (approx. half a mile away); Sailorís Creek (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Lockett House (approx. half a mile away); Crossing Little Sailor's Creek (approx. 2.1 miles away); Assaulting the Confederate Battle Line (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Sailors (Sayler's) Creek (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hillsman House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Overton / Hillsman House (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rice.
 
More about this marker. Below the
Sailorís Creek Battlefield State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Sailorís Creek Battlefield State Park
The marker is located near this park which preserves the site of the last major battle of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Double Bridges. 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. Sailorís 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
 
Double Bridges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. Double Bridges Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,201 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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