“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Danville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Sutherlin Mansion

Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History

Sutherlin Mansion CWT Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
1. Sutherlin Mansion CWT Marker
Inscription.  This Italian villa mansion was the home of Maj. William T. Sutherlin, wartime quartermaster for Danville and one of its most prominent citizens. For one week, April 3-10, 1865, Sutherlin and his wife opened their home to Jefferson Davis and the Confederate government. In this house, Davis wrote and delivered his final proclamation to the Confederacy on April 4. Four days later, during the final cabinet meeting in this city, Lt. John S. Wise arrived with news of that the Army of Northern Virginia might be compelled to surrender near Appomattox Court House. On April 10, reliable news arrived that Lee had surrendered. At 10 p.m. Davis and other officials left Danville aboard a train headed for Greensboro, North Carolina.

”Though the occupation of Danville was not expected to be permanent, immediately after arriving there, rooms were obtained, and the different departments resumed their routine labors. Nothing could have exceeded the kindness and hospitality of the patriotic citizens. They cordially gave us an old Virginia welcome…” — Jefferson Davis from his The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government.
Sutherlin Mansion (rear) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
2. Sutherlin Mansion (rear)

Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 34.854′ N, 79° 24′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is on Pine Street west of Sutherlin Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 975 Main Street, Danville VA 24541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Last Confederate Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Holbrook-Ross Historic District (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gibson Girl / Lady Astor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lady Astor Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stratford College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick Delius (approx. ¼ mile away); 750 Main Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andrew Jackson Montague (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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