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

Battle of Sailor's Creek

 
 
Battle of Sailor's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. Battle of Sailor's Creek Marker
Inscription. Six miles north took place the battle of Sailor's Creek, April 6, 1865. Lee's army, retreating westward from Amelia Courthouse to Farmville by way of Deatonsville, was attacked by Sheridan, who surrounded Ewell's Corps. After a fierce action the Confederates were overpowered. Ewell, other generals, and several thousand men were captured. This was the last major engagement between Lee's and Grant's armies.
 
Erected 1946 by Virinia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number M-25.)
 
Location. 37° 16.2′ N, 78° 17.066′ W. Marker is in Rice, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of Prince Edward Highway (U.S. 460) and Pisgah Church Road (County Route 735), on the right when traveling west on Prince Edward Highway. 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. Action at High Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Rice’s Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Rice’s Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); High Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cavalry Battle at High Bridge
US Rt 460 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. US Rt 460 (facing north)
(approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Cavalry Battle at High Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lee's Retreat (approx. 2.6 miles away); Prince Edward County / Nottoway County (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rice.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Sailor's Creek. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on May 30, 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 May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,066 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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