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

Lee's Retreat

 
 
Lee's Retreat Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Lee's Retreat Marker
Inscription. Lee's army, retreating toward Danville, reached this place, April 4-5, 1865, only to find that the supplies ordered here had gone on to Richmond. The famished soldiers were forced to halt to forage. The result was that Lee, when he resumed the march in the afternoon of April 5, found that Sheridan was at Jetersville blocking the way south.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number M 11.)
 
Location. 37° 20.467′ N, 77° 59.094′ W. Marker is in Amelia Court House, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is on Goodes Bridge Road (Business U.S. 360) 0.1 miles east of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Branch Giles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mrs. Samantha Jane Neil (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marion Harland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Amelia Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lamkin’s Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); Russell Grove Presbyterian Church and School
Goodes Bridge Road (facing east) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Goodes Bridge Road (facing east)
(approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Amelia Court House.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. 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
 
Lee's HQ Tent site Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
3. Lee's HQ Tent site
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 791 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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