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Near Sheppards in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Store

Lee’s Retreat

 

— April 8, 1865 —

 
New Store Marker on Lee’s Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. New Store Marker on Lee’s Retreat
Inscription.  At this point, General Lee’s army would change its line of march: Gordon’s corps now took the lead while Longstreet’s corps became the rearguard. They would continue to be pursued by Union army corps under Generals Humphreys and Wright.

Next Stop
Lee’s Rearguard
15.2 miles
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 24.577′ N, 78° 33.314′ W. Marker is near Sheppards, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Francisco Road (Virginia Route 636) and New Store Road (Virginia Route 609), on the right when traveling west on Francisco Road. Marker is at a pulloff just west of New Store Road (609). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clifton (approx. 4 miles away); Eve of Appomattox (approx. 4.1 miles away); New Store Village (approx. 4.1 miles away); March to Appomattox (approx. 5˝ miles away);
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Millbrook (approx. 6 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp P-56, Company 1367 (approx. 6˝ miles away); High Bridge Trail State Park (approx. 9.3 miles away); Geographical Center of Virginia (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheppards.
 
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding New Store. 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 to Appomattox. Virginia Civil War Trails. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Lee's Retreat. Virginia's Retreat guide. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,112 times since then and 22 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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