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

Lee's Retreat

 
 
Lee's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, July 23, 2008
1. Lee's Retreat Marker
Inscription.  Three miles north is Amelia Springs, once a noted summer resort. There Lee, checked by Sheridan at Jetersville and forced to detour, spent the night of April 5-6, 1865.
 
Erected 1989 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number M-19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 37° 17.739′ N, 78° 5.947′ W. Marker is in Jetersville, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is at the intersection of Patrick Henry Highway (U.S. 360) and Amelia Springs Road (County Route 642), on the right when traveling west on Patrick Henry Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jetersville VA 23083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 Retreat (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (a few steps from this marker); Jetersville (approx. 0.2 miles away); a
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different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 2 miles away); Nottoway County / Amelia County (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Nottoway County / Amelia County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Amelia Springs (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jetersville.
 
Also see . . .  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.) 
 
Lee's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, July 23, 2008
2. Lee's Retreat Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,350 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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