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

Lee's Retreat

 
 
Lee's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, July 23, 2008
1. Lee's Retreat Marker
Inscription. Near here Lee, moving south toward Danville, in the afternoon of April 5, 1865 found the road blocked by Sheridan. He then turned westward by way of Amelia Springs, hoping to reach the Southside (Norfolk and Western) Railroad.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number M 12.)
 
Location. 37° 18.674′ N, 78° 4.155′ W. Marker is near Jetersville, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is on Patrick Henry Highway (U.S. 360) west of Mt. Zion Road (County Route 639), on the right when traveling west. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Lee's Retreat (here, next to this marker); Jetersville (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 2 miles away); Amelia Springs (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Amelia Springs (approx. 2.7 miles away); Nottoway County / Amelia County (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jetersville.
 
Also see . . .
Patrick Henry Highway (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Patrick Henry Highway (facing west)
 Lee's Retreat. Map and tour guide to key locations along the retreat route. (Submitted on August 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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