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

Battle of Appomattox Station

Lee's Retreat

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Battle of Appomattox Station Marker
Lee's Retreat is a driving tour following General Robert E. Lee's route from Petersburg to Appomattox.
Inscription. April 8, 1865

Union cavalry arrived early in the evening and captured three of Lee’s four supply trains. Advancing toward Appomattox Court House, they encountered the surplus Confederate wagons and artillery train. After a brief conflict, numerous wagons and cannons were captured.

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Burkeville
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Erected by Virginia's Retreat.
 
Location. 37° 21.212′ N, 78° 49.683′ W. Marker is in Appomattox, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is next to the Appomattox Visitors Center. Marker is in this post office area: Appomattox VA 24522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of Appomattox Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Appomattox Station — 1865 (within shouting distance of this marker); Appomattox Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Appomattox County Units (approx. 0.2 miles away); Appomattox County Eternal Flame (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winonah Camp / Mozella Price Home
Battle of Appomattox Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. Battle of Appomattox Station Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Carver-Price School (approx. half a mile away); Custer's Third Brigade (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appomattox.
 
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Battle of Appomattox Station. 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. Civil War Traveler guide to the retreat. (Submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Lee's Retreat. Virginia's Retreat guide. (Submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Appomattox Court House. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

4. The Battle of Appomattox Station. Civil War Preservation Trust page offering detailed information about the battle. Despite
Appomattox Visitors Center image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
3. Appomattox Visitors Center
The Appomattox Visitors Center is located next to the South Side Railroad.
the growth of the town of Appomattox, a portion of this battlefield remains undeveloped. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,281 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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