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

Holt’s Corner

Lee’s Retreat

— April 6, 1865 —

 
 
Holt’s Corner Marker on Lee’s Retreat image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Holt’s Corner Marker on Lee’s Retreat
Marker is in Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park.
Inscription.  While passing through this intersection, the Confederate column was attacked by Union cavalry. Consequently, part of Lee’s army, and the main wagon train, turned north onto the Jamestown Road while the main portion continued straight ahead to Rice’s Depot.

Next Stop
Hillsman House
.9 miles
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 19.248′ N, 78° 12.752′ W. Marker is near Jetersville, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is at the intersection of Saylers Creek Road (Virginia Route 617) and James Town Road (County Route 618), on the left when traveling south on Saylers Creek Road. Marker is in Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Holt's Corner (here, next to this marker); W. R. Turner Memorial Trek (within shouting distance of this marker); Hillsman House
Holt’s Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. Holt’s Corner Marker
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Overton / Hillsman House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Sailor's (Sayler's) Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); Crossing Little Sailor's Creek (approx. 1.2 miles away); Assaulting the Confederate Battle Line (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Final Clash: With Fate Against Them (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jetersville.
 
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Holt’s Corner. 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. Sailor’s Creek. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Sailor's Creek State Park. Virginia State Parks website. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

3. Lee's Retreat to Appomattox. Virginia Civil War Trails. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

4. Lee's Retreat. Virginia's Retreat guide. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
The Intersection Today image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. The Intersection Today
 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,636 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Mar. 31, 2023