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Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Lee's Retreat

 

óApril 2, 1865 ó

 
Pamplin Historical Park on Lee's Retreat Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Pamplin Historical Park on Lee's Retreat Trail
Lee's Retreat is a driving tour following General Robert E. Lee's route from Petersburg to Appomattox.
Inscription. Here, the Unionís Sixth Army Corps broke through the Confederate line defending Petersburg, causing a series of actions which eventually led to the evacuation of the city by Leeís army that evening. Nearby, Confederate General A.P. Hill was killed in the dayís fighting.

Next Stop
Sutherland Station
5.1 miles
 
Erected by Virginia's Retreat.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War marker series.
 
Location. 37° 11.238′ N, 77° 28.731′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of Boydon Plank Road (U.S. 1) and Duncan Road (Virginia Route 670), on the left on Boydon Plank Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where Hill Fell (approx. 0.2 miles away); A.P. Hill Memorial (approx. ľ mile away); Pamplin Historical Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); A.P. Hill Death Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Plantaton Landscape (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tudor Hall Field Quarter
Petersburg Breakthrough image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Petersburg Breakthrough
This is the site of the Sixth Corps breakthrough of the Confederate line on April 2, 1865. It is located in Pamplin Historical Park.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Big House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tobacco Barn (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
More about this marker. Below the main text of the marker is a map of the retreat showing important stops along the route.
 
Regarding Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. 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.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Lee's Retreat by markers.
 
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. Pamplin Historical Park. (Submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Pamplin Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
3. Pamplin Historical Park
In addition to the site of the Union breakthrough, Pamplin Historical Park is home to the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
A.P. Hill Death Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
4. A.P. Hill Death Site
On this spot, Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill was killed in the early fighting on April 2, 1865.
 
 
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 1,755 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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