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

Farmville

Lee’s Retreat

 

—April 7, 1865 —

 
Farmville Marker on Lee’s Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Farmville Marker on Lee’s Retreat
Inscription. The Confederate army marched through this tobacco town, followed by the Union army. Lee hoped to issue rations to his men here before turning south but was forced to flee across the Appomattox River. Grant sent his first dispatch to Lee concerning surrender from here.

Next Stop
Cumberland Church
2.9 miles
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Location. 37° 18.366′ N, 78° 23.47′ W. Marker is in Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is on North Main Street (Virginia Route 45), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at the west end of the parking lot Green Front Furniture on North Main Street. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Farmville ( here, next to this marker); Site of the Randolph House ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Cumberland County / Prince Edward County ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Bizarre ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. William W. H. Thackston ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Main Street - Mayor J. David Crute - EACO Theatre
Farmville Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Farmville Markers
Two markers for Farmville are found at this location.
( approx. 0.4 miles away); Beulah AME Church ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Veterans Monument ( approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Farmville. 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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
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 982 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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