Deatonville in Amelia County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
— April 6, 1865 —
During this day, the entire Confederate line would march west on the Rice-Deatonville Road toward Farmville. Constantly pressing Lee's rearguard, Union troops would fight a brief action at every turn. These delays would eventually lead to the Battle of Sailor's Creek.
Erected by Lee's Retreat. (Marker Number 8.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 6, 1865.
Location. 37° 19.739′ N, 78° 10.117′ W. Marker is in Deatonville, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is on East Sayler's Creek Road (Virginia Route 617) east of South Genito Road (Virginia Route 616), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25450 E Sayler's Creek Rd, Jetersville VA 23083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Deatonville (here, next to this marker); W. R. Turner Memorial Trek (approx. 2˝ miles away); Holt’s Corner Holt's Corner (approx. 2˝ miles away); Hillsman House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Overton / Hillsman House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Battle of Sailor's (Sayler's) Creek (approx. 3.2 miles away); Amelia Springs (approx. 3.3 miles away).
Regarding Deatonville. This marker was originally located 0.4 mi north at the intersection of St James Rd & S Genito Rd (37.332085N, 78.161719W).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,774 times since then and 130 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 2. submitted on May 20, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 3. submitted on March 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.