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Amelia Court House in Amelia County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Amelia Court House

Lee's Retreat

 

—April 4-5, 1865 —

 
Lee's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Lee's Retreat Marker
Inscription. General Lee ordered all columns of his army from the Richmond and Petersburg trenches to rendezvous at this village on the Richmond & Danville Railroad. Here he hoped to obtain rations before continuing the march to North Carolina to join General Joseph Johnston's army.

Next Stop
Jetersville
7.4 miles
 
Erected by Virginia's Retreat.
 
Location. 37° 20.547′ N, 77° 58.878′ W. Marker is in Amelia Court House, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling north on Virginia Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amelia Court House VA 23002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lamkin’s Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); William Branch Giles (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marion Harland (about 500 feet away); Mrs. Samantha Jane Neil (about 500 feet away); Lee's Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Russell Grove Presbyterian Church and School (approx. 0.7
Lee's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Lee's Retreat Marker
miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Amelia Court House.
 
Also see . . .
1. Virginia’s Retreat. Lee’s Retreat (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Lee’s Retreat to Appomattox. Amelia Court House (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Lee's Retreat: Radio Message Scripts. Stop 5: Amelia Court House (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Amelia County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
3. Amelia County Court House
Amelia RR siding image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
4. Amelia RR siding
When the rations ordered by Gen. Lee failed to materialize at Amelia Court House, his army was forced to halt and forage in the surrounding countryside.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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