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

Rice’s Depot

Lee’s Retreat

 

—April 6, 1865 —

 
Rice’s Depot Marker on Lee’s Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Rice’s Depot Marker on Lee’s Retreat
Inscription. Confederate troops began entrenching on the high ground across the road from Burkesville Junction. Upon the approach of the Union army, the forces skirmished briefly until darkness ended the fighting. General Lee headquartered here before his march to Farmville.

Next Stop
Cavalry Battle at High Bridge
1.9 miles
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Location. 37° 16.291′ N, 78° 17.44′ W. Marker is in Rice, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of 600 and Virginia Route 735, on the left when traveling south on 600. 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 Rice’s Depot ( here, next to this marker); Action at High Bridge ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Sailor's Creek ( approx. 0.4 miles away); High Bridge ( approx. 1.8 miles away); Cavalry Battle at High Bridge ( approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Cavalry Battle at High Bridge
Rice’s Depot Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Rice’s Depot Markers
( approx. 1.8 miles away); Camp Paradise ( approx. 2.9 miles away); African-Americans at High Bridge ( approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rice.
 
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Rice’s Depot. 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. Lee's Retreat to Appomattox. Virginia Civil War Trails. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Lee's Retreat. Virginia's Retreat guide. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on June 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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