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

Jetersville

Lee's Retreat

 

—April 5, 1865 —

 
Lee's Retreat Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Lee's Retreat Marker
Inscription. Lee found Union cavalry and infantry across his line of retreat at this station on the Richmond and Danville Railroad. Rather than attacking the entrenched Federals, he chose to change direction and begin a night march toward Farmville where rations awaited the army.

Next Stop
Amelia Springs
3.3 miles
 
Erected by Virginia's Retreat. (Marker Number Stop 6.)
 
Location. 37° 17.659′ N, 78° 5.786′ W. Marker is in Jetersville, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is at the intersection of Jetersville Road and Amelia Springs Road, on the right when traveling west on Jetersville Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jetersville VA 23083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee's Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 1.9 miles away);
Jetersville Rd & Amelia Springs Rd (facing north) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Jetersville Rd & Amelia Springs Rd (facing north)
Nottoway County / Amelia County (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Nottoway County / Amelia County (approx. 2.7 miles away); Francisco's Fight (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jetersville.
 
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. Jetersville. (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 6: Jetersville (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 884 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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