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Sheppards in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clifton

Lee’s Retreat

 

—April 8, 1865 —

 
Clifton Marker on Lee’s Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Clifton Marker on Lee’s Retreat
The white house where Gen. Grant spent the night on April 8, 1865 stood across the street several years before this photo was taken, but is no longer there.
Inscription. Generals Grant and Meade used this location for their headquarters during the night. Grant stayed in the house and it was here that he received Lee’s second letter suggesting a peace meeting. He left the next morning for Appomattox Court House.

Next Stop
New Store
4.4 miles
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Location. 37° 23.469′ N, 78° 29.14′ W. Marker is in Sheppards, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker is on Francisco Road (Virginia Route 636), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eve of Appomattox (within shouting distance of this marker); New Store Village (within shouting distance of this marker); March to Appomattox (approx. 2.4 miles away); Millbrook (approx. 4 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp P-56, Company 1367 (approx. 6 miles away); James F. Lipscomb (approx. 6.3 miles away); Cumberland Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Cumberland Church (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sheppards.
 
More about this marker.
Clifton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. Clifton Marker
Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Clifton. 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 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Lee's Retreat. Virginia's Retreat guide. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Clifton image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. Clifton
The house mentioned on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 916 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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