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Near Blackstone in Nottoway County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Nottoway

Lee's Retreat

 

—June 23, 1864 —

 
Battle of Nottoway on Lee's Retreat Trail Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Battle of Nottoway on Lee's Retreat Trail
Lee's Retreat is a driving tour following General Robert E. Lee's route from Petersburg to Appomattox.
Inscription. This was the first in a series of raids from Petersburg led by Union Generals James Wilson and August Kautz. The purpose of the raid was to destroy portions of the South Side and Richmond & Danville Railroads and curtail the use of these supply lines by Lee’s army.
 
Erected by Virginia's Retreat.
 
Location. 37° 6.395′ N, 78° 2.32′ W. Marker is near Blackstone, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker is on Old Nottoway Road (U.S. 460) near The Grove Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crewe VA 23930, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Nottoway (here, next to this marker); Mount Nebo Church (approx. half a mile away); Blackstone College (approx. 2.6 miles away); Blackstone Female Institute (approx. 2.7 miles away); Nottoway Court House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Nottoway Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 2.7 miles away); Jamestown Oaks (approx. 2.8 miles away); Black’s and White’s Station (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blackstone.
 
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is
Battle of Nottoway Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Battle of Nottoway Markers
There are two Battle of Nottoway markers at this location.
a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Battle of Nottoway. 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. Civil War Traveler guide to the retreat. (Submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Lee's Retreat. Virginia's Retreat guide. (Submitted on March 9, 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 1,084 times since then and 70 times this year. Last updated on , by David Lee Wilkinson of Blackstone, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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