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

Jetersville

Lee's Retreat

 

— April 5, 1865 —

 
Lee's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Lee's Retreat Marker
Inscription.  
Lee found Union cavalry and infantry across his line of retreat at this station on the Richmond and Danville Railroad. Rather than attacking the entrenched Federals, he chose to change direction and begin a night march toward Farmville where rations awaited the army.

Next Stop
Amelia Springs
3.3 miles

 
Erected by Virginia's Retreat. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 17.659′ N, 78° 5.786′ W. Marker is in Jetersville, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is at the intersection of Jetersville Road and Amelia Springs Road, on the right when traveling west on Jetersville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jetersville VA 23083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee's Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat
Jetersville Rd & Amelia Springs Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Jetersville Rd & Amelia Springs Rd (facing north)
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 1.9 miles away); Nottoway County / Amelia County (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Nottoway County / Amelia County (approx. 2.7 miles away); Francisco's Fight (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jetersville.
 
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. Jetersville. (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 6: Jetersville (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,319 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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