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Near Sheppards in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Store

Lee’s Retreat

 

—April 8, 1865 —

 
New Store Marker on Lee’s Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. New Store Marker on Lee’s Retreat
Inscription. At this point, General Lee’s army would change its line of march: Gordon’s corps now took the lead while Longstreet’s corps became the rearguard. They would continue to be pursued by Union army corps under Generals Humphreys and Wright.

Next Stop
Lee’s Rearguard
15.2 miles
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Location. 37° 25.698′ N, 78° 35.631′ W. Marker is near Sheppards, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker is on Virginia Route 636, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clifton (approx. 6.5 miles away); Eve of Appomattox (approx. 6.5 miles away); New Store Village (approx. 6.5 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp P-56, Company 1367 (approx. 7.5 miles away); March to Appomattox (approx. 7.6 miles away); Geographical Center of Virginia (approx. 7.7 miles away); Millbrook (approx. 7.7 miles away); Buckingham Courthouse (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheppards.
 
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding New Store. 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 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Lee's Retreat. Virginia's Retreat guide. (Submitted on September 28, 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 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 926 times since then and 66 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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