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

Crewe

Lee's Retreat

 

— April 5-6, 1865 —

 
Crewe Marker on Lee's Retreat Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Crewe Marker on Lee's Retreat Trail
Lee's Retreat is a driving tour following General Robert E. Lee's route from Petersburg to Appomattox.
Inscription.  Originally called Robertson’s switch, near here General Grant made a cross-country night ride through enemy territory to join Generals Sheridan and Meade at Jetersville. Here, plans would be made for operations against Lee’s army the following day.

Next Stop
Nottoway Court House
4.7 miles
 
Erected by Virginia's Retreat.
 
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.
 
Location. 37° 10.615′ N, 78° 7.687′ W. Marker is in Crewe, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker is at the intersection of W Virginia Avenue (U.S. 460) and Meade Street, on the left when traveling north on W Virginia Avenue. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roger Atkinson Pryor (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Francisco: Washington's One Man Army (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter Francisco: Hercules of the Revolution
Crewe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Crewe Marker
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(about 300 feet away); Tarleton's Southside Virginia Raid (about 500 feet away); Peter Francisco's Fight: Fact or Fiction? (about 600 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Lottie Moon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1370 (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crewe.
 
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Crewe. Part of a driving tour following General Robert E. Lee's route from Petersburg to Appomattox. While visiting the site a more detailed description is played on short range radio on AM1610. Or call 1-800-6-retreat.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lee's Retreat to Appomattox. Civil War Traveler guide to the retreat. (Submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Lee's Retreat. Virginia's Retreat guide. (Submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

3. Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Lee's Retreat: Radio Message Scripts. Stop 24: Crewe. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,063 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 7, 2022