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Jetersville 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° 19.925′ N, 78° 9.703′ W. Marker is in Jetersville, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is at the intersection of St. James Road and South Genito Road (Virginia Route 616), on the right when traveling west on St. James Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. W. R. Turner Memorial Trek (approx. 2.9 miles away); Holt’s Corner (approx. 2.9 miles away); Amelia Springs (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Amelia Springs (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hillsman House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Overton / Hillsman House
St James Rd & S Genito Rd (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
2. St James Rd & S Genito Rd (facing west)
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Battle of Sailors (Sayler's) Creek (approx. 3.6 miles away); Crossing Little Sailor's Creek (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jetersville.
 
Also see . . .  Deatonville. Lee's Retreat (Submitted on March 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,053 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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