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Near Rice in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Double Bridges

Wagon Train Bogged Down

 

óLee's Retreat ó

 
Double Bridges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 19, 2018
1. Double Bridges Marker
Inscription. Late in the afternoon of April 6, 1865, the Confederate wagon train that had passed Holtís Corner and then turned south at James S. Lockettís farm toward Riceís Station began crossing the two bridges here, across Little Sailorís Creek and Big Sailorís Creek in this low ground.

The wagons, which jammed the narrow road and small bridges, soon bogged down. Behind this roadblock, to the north, Confederate Gen. John B. Gordonís corps took up positions near the Lockett House as Union Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys closed in with his 2nd Corps.

Near sunset, the fighting at the Lockett House intensified, and the Confederates began to withdraw. Darkness ended the fighting but not before the Federals had captured 1,300 prisoners, 3 guns, 70 ambulances, and more than 300 supply wagons. The remainder of the Confederate soldiers and wagons retreated in the darkness toward High Bridge.
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 37° 19.603′ N, 78° 15.514′ W. Marker is near Rice, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is on Lockett Road (County Route 619) 1.4 miles west of James Town Road (County Route 618), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rice VA 23966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Double Bridges (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lockett House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sailorís Creek (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Lockett House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crossing Little Sailor's Creek (approx. 2.3 miles away); Assaulting the Confederate Battle Line (approx. 2.3 miles away); Battle of Sailor's (Sayler's) Creek (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hillsman House (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rice.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 113 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 20, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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