Vera in Appomattox County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Lee's Rear Guard
General Longstreet built breastworks here to protect the rear of Lee's army at Appomattox Court House. On the morning of April 9, General Lee arrived hoping to meet General Grant. After learning that he was approaching from another route, Lee rode back to the village.
Battle of Appomattox Station
Erected by Virginia's Retreat.
Location. 37° 25.008′ N, 78° 45.638′ W. Marker is in Vera, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker is on Howe Flood Highway (State Highway 24), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Appomattox VA 24522, 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 Lee’s Rear Guard (here, next to this marker); Thomas S. Bocock (approx. 0.4 miles away); ANV Headquarters (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lee’s Last Headquarters (approx. 2.1 miles away); Confederates Trapped (approx. 2.1 miles away); Historic Vegetation 1865 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lee's Apple Tree (approx. 2.7 miles away); After the Surrender (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vera.
More about this marker.
Regarding Lee's Rear Guard. 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. From Virginia's Retreat. (Submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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