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Sutherland in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sutherland Station

Lee's Retreat

 

—April 2, 1865 —

 
Sutherland Station on Lee's Retreat Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Sutherland Station on Lee's Retreat Trail
Lee's Retreat is a driving tour following General Robert E. Lee's route from Petersburg to Appomattox.
Inscription. Confederate troops formed a battle line along Cox Road to protect the South Side Railroad, but were overwhelmed after three attacks. This engagement enabled Grant’s forces to sever Lee’s last supply line, causing him to abandon Petersburg that night.

Next Stop
Namozine Church
10.5 miles
 
Erected by Virginia's Retreat.
 
Location. 37° 11.818′ N, 77° 33.89′ W. Marker is in Sutherland, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of Namozine Road (U.S. 708) and Cox Road (U.S. 460), on the left when traveling north on Namozine Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sutherland VA 23885, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Sutherland Station (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Sutherland (a few steps from this marker); Fork Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Engagement at Sutherland Station (about 600 feet away); Appomattox Campaign (Sutherland Station) (about 700 feet away); Rocky Branch School
Sutherland Station Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Sutherland Station Markers
A number of marker for Sutherland Station are found at this location.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel John Banister (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Battle of White Oak Road (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sutherland.
 
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Sutherland Station. 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. (Submitted on March 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Lee's Retreat to Appomattox. Virginia Civil War Trails (Submitted on March 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Sutherland’s Station. The American Civil War website. (Submitted on January 22, 2009, 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 929 times since then and 2 times this year. 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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