Vera in Appomattox County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Lee’s Rear Guard
—Lee’s Retreat —
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 37° 25.008′ N, 78° 45.638′ W. Marker is in Vera, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker is on Howe Flood Highway (State Highway 24), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is four miles north of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Appomattox VA 24522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Lee's Rear Guard (here, next to this marker); Thomas S. Bocock (approx. 0.4 miles away); ANV Headquarters Lee’s Last Headquarters (approx. 2.1 miles away); Confederates Trapped (approx. 2.1 miles away); Historic Vegetation 1865 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lee's Apple Tree (approx. 2.7 miles away); After the Surrender (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vera.
More about this marker. The marker features a photo of Gen. James Longstreet on the upper left, and a battle map on the lower left, with the caption Rear guard position of the armies on the morning of April 9. Appomattox Court House is four miles south. The right of the marker has a painting with the caption New Hope Baptist Church with Confederate trenches shown as right. Painting by George L. Frankenstein.
Also see . . .
1. Lee's Retreat to Appomattox. Civil War Traveler guide to the retreat. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Lee's Retreat. Virginia's Retreat guide. (Submitted on March 8, 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 March 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,115 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.