“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rice in Prince Edward 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.  Two miles north are the battlefields of Sailor's Creek, April 6, 1865. There Grant captured more men than were captured in any other one day's field engagement of the war.
Erected 1939 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number M-24.)
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 date for this entry is April 6, 1865.
Location. 37° 16.488′ N, 78° 14.231′ W. Marker is in Rice, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is on Holly Farms Road (County Route 307) west of Sailers Creek Road (County Route 617), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rice VA 23966, 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. Prince Edward County / Nottoway County (here, next to this marker); Marshall’s Crossroads (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle of Sailors Creek (approx. 2 miles away); Victory or Death (approx. 2 miles away);
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Ewell’s Line of Defense (approx. 2 miles away); The Final Clash: With Fate Against Them (approx. 2.1 miles away); Assaulting the Confederate Battle Line (approx. 2.2 miles away); Crossing Little Sailor's Creek (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rice.
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.) 
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 1,198 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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