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

Holtís Corner

Leeís Retreat

 

óApril 6, 1865 ó

 
Holtís Corner Marker on Leeís Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Holtís Corner Marker on Leeís Retreat
Marker is in Sailorís Creek Battlefield State Park.
Inscription. While passing through this intersection, the Confederate column was attacked by Union cavalry. Consequently, part of Leeís army, and the main wagon train, turned north onto the Jamestown Road while the main portion continued straight ahead to Riceís Depot.

Next Stop
Hillsman House
.9 miles
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Location. 37° 19.248′ N, 78° 12.752′ W. Marker is near Jetersville, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is at the intersection of Saylers Creek Road (Virginia Route 617) and James Town Road (County Route 618), on the left when traveling south on Saylers Creek Road. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W. R. Turner Memorial Trek (within shouting distance of this marker); Hillsman House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Overton / Hillsman House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Sailors (Sayler's) Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); Crossing Little Sailor's Creek (approx. 1.2
Holtís Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. Holtís Corner Marker
miles away); Assaulting the Confederate Battle Line (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Final Clash: With Fate Against Them (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ewellís Line of Defense (approx. 1.5 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 Holtís Corner. 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.)
The Intersection Today image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. The Intersection Today
 
 
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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 1,255 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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