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

Lamkin’s Battery

 
 
Lamkin’s Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Lamkin’s Battery Marker
Inscription.  This mortar belonged to the battery cammanded by Captain J.N. Lamkin. On July 30, 1864, at the “Crater”, the battery helped check the Union advance until Mahone came up. Four mortars were captured near Flat Creek in Lee’s Retreat, April 2, 1865. One of them blew up in saluting the remains of Jefferson Davis when bought through Amelia Court House.

Placed by the Amelia Chapter of the U.D.C. 1940
 
Erected 1940 by Amelia Chapter of the U.D.C.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. 37° 20.543′ N, 77° 58.853′ W. Marker is in Amelia Court House, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Street and Court Street. This marker is located on the lawn of the Amelia County Court House. Touch for map. Marker is 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amelia Court House (within shouting distance
Lamkin’s Battery Mortar image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Lamkin’s Battery Mortar
of this marker); Marion Harland (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Branch Giles (about 500 feet away); Mrs. Samantha Jane Neil (about 500 feet away); Lee's Retreat (approx. ¼ mile away); Russell Grove Presbyterian Church and School (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amelia Court House.
 
Amelia County Court House Lawn image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
3. Amelia County Court House Lawn
Confederate Dead Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
4. Confederate Dead Monument
Amelia County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
5. Amelia County Court House
American Legion War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
6. American Legion War Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,407 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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Aug. 10, 2020