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Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Lee's Retreat

— April 2, 1865 —

 
 
Pamplin Historical Park on Lee's Retreat Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Pamplin Historical Park on Lee's Retreat Trail
Lee's Retreat is a driving tour following General Robert E. Lee's route from Petersburg to Appomattox.
Inscription.  Here, the Union’s Sixth Army Corps broke through the Confederate line defending Petersburg, causing a series of actions which eventually led to the evacuation of the city by Lee’s army that evening. Nearby, Confederate General A.P. Hill was killed in the day’s fighting.

Next Stop
Sutherland Station
5.1 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 Battlefield Trails - Civil War series list.
 
Location. 37° 11.238′ N, 77° 28.731′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of Boydon Plank Road (U.S. 1) and Duncan Road (Virginia Route 670), on the left on Boydon Plank Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where Hill Fell (approx. 0.2 miles away); A.P. Hill Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Pamplin Historical Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); A.P. Hill Death Site
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Plantaton Landscape (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tudor Hall Field Quarter (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Big House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tobacco Barn (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. 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.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Lee's Retreat by markers.
 
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.)
Petersburg Breakthrough image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Petersburg Breakthrough
This is the site of the Sixth Corps breakthrough of the Confederate line on April 2, 1865. It is located in Pamplin Historical Park.
 

3. Pamplin Historical Park. (Submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Pamplin Historical Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
3. Pamplin Historical Park
In addition to the site of the Union breakthrough, Pamplin Historical Park is home to the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier.
A.P. Hill Death Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
4. A.P. Hill Death Site
On this spot, Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill was killed in the early fighting on April 2, 1865.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,242 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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