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Near Jetersville in Amelia County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hillsman House

Leeís Retreat

 

óApril 6, 1865 ó

 
Hillsman House Marker on Leeís Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Hillsman House Marker on Leeís Retreat
Marker is in Sailorís Creek Battlefield State Park.
Inscription. Union forces assembled along this ridge while Confederate troops prepared on the opposite slope. Federal forces crossed Little Sailorís Creek for a fierce battle which compelled many Southerners to surrender. The house served as a hospital for both armies.

Next Stop
Marshallís Crossroads
1.3 miles
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 37° 18.635′ N, 78° 13.275′ W. Marker is near Jetersville, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker can be reached from Saylers Creek Road (Virginia Route 617), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Sailorís Creek Battlefield State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Jetersville VA 23083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Overton / Hillsman House (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Sailors (Sayler's) Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Crossing Little Sailor's Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Assaulting the Confederate Battle Line (approx. half a mile away); The Final Clash: With Fate Against Them
Hillsman House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Hillsman House
Heavy fighting occured near this house on April 6, 1865, which resulted in the surrender of 20% of the Army of Northern Virginia. The house also serverd as a hospital after the battle.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Ewellís Line of Defense (approx. 0.6 miles away); Victory or Death (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Sailors Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jetersville.
 
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Hillsman House. 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. Sailorís Creek. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Sailor's Creek State Park. Virginia State Parks website. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Lee's Retreat to Appomattox. Virginia Civil War Trails. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

4. Lee's Retreat. Virginia's Retreat guide. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Overton / Hillsman House Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Overton / Hillsman House Markers
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sailorís Creek Battlefield State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
4. Sailorís Creek Battlefield State Park
This park preserves the site of the last major battle of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
Sailors Creek image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
5. Sailors Creek
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,370 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on February 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.
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