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

Amelia Court House

Lee's Retreat

 

— April 4-5, 1865 —

 
Lee's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Lee's Retreat Marker
Inscription.  General Lee ordered all columns of his army from the Richmond and Petersburg trenches to rendezvous at this village on the Richmond & Danville Railroad. Here he hoped to obtain rations before continuing the march to North Carolina to join General Joseph Johnston's army.

Next Stop
Jetersville
7.4 miles
 
Erected by Virginia's Retreat.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 20.547′ N, 77° 58.878′ W. Marker was in Amelia Court House, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker was at the intersection of Virginia Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling north on Virginia Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Amelia Court House VA 23002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Amelia Court House (here, next to this marker); Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Lamkin’s Battery
Lee's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Lee's Retreat Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philip F. Boepple Building (about 300 feet away); William Branch Giles (about 500 feet away); Marion Harland (about 500 feet away); Mrs. Samantha Jane Neil (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amelia Court House.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced with the linked marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Virginia’s Retreat. Lee’s Retreat (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Lee’s Retreat to Appomattox. Amelia Court House (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

3. Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Lee's Retreat: Radio Message Scripts. Stop 5: Amelia Court House (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Amelia County Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
3. Amelia County Court House
Amelia RR siding image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
4. Amelia RR siding
When the rations ordered by Gen. Lee failed to materialize at Amelia Court House, his army was forced to halt and forage in the surrounding countryside.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,571 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 25, 2022