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

Lee's Retreat

 
 
Lee's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Lee's Retreat Marker
Inscription.  Lee's army, retreating toward Danville, reached this place, April 4-5, 1865, only to find that the supplies ordered here had gone on to Richmond. The famished soldiers were forced to halt to forage. The result was that Lee, when he resumed the march in the afternoon of April 5, found that Sheridan was at Jetersville blocking the way south.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number M-11.)
 
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 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 37° 20.467′ N, 77° 59.094′ W. Marker is in Amelia Court House, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is on Goodes Bridge Road (Business U.S. 360) 0.1 miles east of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Branch Giles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mrs. Samantha Jane Neil (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marion Harland
Goodes Bridge Road (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Goodes Bridge Road (facing east)
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Amelia Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lamkin’s Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); Russell Grove Presbyterian Church and School (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amelia Court House.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. 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.) 
 
Lee's HQ Tent site image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
3. Lee's HQ Tent site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,076 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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