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

Deatonville

Lee's Retreat

 

—April 6, 1865 —

 
Deatonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
1. Deatonville Marker
Inscription. During this day, the entire Confederate line would march west on the Rice-Deatonville Road toward Farmville. Constantly pressing Lee's rearguard, Union troops would fight a brief action at every turn. These delays would eventually lead to the Battle of Sailor's Creek.

Next Stop
Holt's Corner
3.5 miles
 
Erected by Lee's Retreat. (Marker Number Stop-8.)
 
Location. 37° 19.739′ N, 78° 10.117′ W. Marker is in Deatonville, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is on East Sayler's Creek Road (Virginia Route 617) east of South Genito Road (Virginia Route 616), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25450 E Sayler's Creek Rd, Jetersville VA 23083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Deatonville (here, next to this marker); W. R. Turner Memorial Trek (approx. 2˝ miles away); Holt’s Corner (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named Holt's Corner (approx. 2˝ miles away); Hillsman House (approx.
New location image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 19, 2018
2. New location
3.2 miles away); Overton / Hillsman House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Battle of Sailors (Sayler's) Creek (approx. 3.2 miles away); Amelia Springs (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Deatonville. This marker was originally located 0.4 mi north at the intersection of St James Rd & S Genito Rd (37.332085N, 78.161719W).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Old location image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
3. Old location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,178 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 20, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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