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Near Crewe in Nottoway County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nottoway Court House

Lee's Retreat

 

— April 5, 1865 —

 
Lee's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Lee's Retreat Marker
Inscription.  Following the South Side railroad, portions of the Union army passed through this village and continued through Burkeville, encountering the Confederates at Rice's Depot. General Grant spent part of the evening here before riding to Jetersville to confer with his generals.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 5, 1865.
 
Location. 37° 7.723′ N, 78° 4.76′ W. Marker is near Crewe, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker can be reached from West Courthouse Road, 0.1 miles south of Old Nottoway Road. This marker is located in the parking lot opposite the Nottoway County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crewe VA 23930, 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. Nottoway Confederate Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Nottoway Court House (approx. half a mile away); Mt. Nebo Church
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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(approx. 2.7 miles away); Battle of Nottoway (approx. 2.7 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1370 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lottie Moon (approx. 3.8 miles away); Roger Atkinson Pryor (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crewe.
 
Also see . . .  Nottoway County Courthouse. National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on May 18, 2009.) 
 
Nottoway County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
3. Nottoway County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,052 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 24, 2022