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Historical Markers in Jetersville, Virginia

Clickable Map of Amelia County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Amelia County, VA (44) Chesterfield County, VA (230) Cumberland County, VA (28) Dinwiddie County, VA (162) Nottoway County, VA (50) Powhatan County, VA (30) Prince Edward County, VA (98)  AmeliaCounty(44) Amelia County (44)  ChesterfieldCounty(230) Chesterfield County (230)  CumberlandCounty(28) Cumberland County (28)  DinwiddieCounty(162) Dinwiddie County (162)  NottowayCounty(50) Nottoway County (50)  PowhatanCounty(30) Powhatan County (30)  PrinceEdwardCounty(98) Prince Edward County (98)
Amelia Court House is the county seat for Amelia County
Jetersville is in Amelia County
      Amelia County (44)  
      Chesterfield County (230)  
      Cumberland County (28)  
      Dinwiddie County (162)  
      Nottoway County (50)  
      Powhatan County (30)  
      Prince Edward County (98)  
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1 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — Amelia SpringsTwo Days of Action — Lee's Retreat —
Union cavalry under Gen. Henry E. Davies, Jr. left Gen. Philip H. Sheridan’s column near Jetersville on April 5, 1865, on a reconnaissance mission against the Army of Northern Virginia. Davies swept by here, rode through Paineville, and four Miles . . . Map (db m28834) HM
2 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — 7 — Amelia SpringsLee's Retreat — April 6, 1865 —
A portion of the Union army encountered Lee’s rearguard as the Southerners completed their night march around Grant's troops. This was also the scene of an April 5 engagement as Union cavalry returned from destroying a Confederate wagon train at . . . Map (db m28833) HM
3 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — M-26 — Battle of Sailor's (Sayler's) Creek
This is the Hillsman House, used by the Unionists as a hospital in the engagement of April 6, 1865. From the west side of the creek the Confederates charged and broke through the Union infantry, but were stopped by the batteries along the . . . Map (db m8284) HM
4 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — Hillsman HouseLee’s Retreat — April 6, 1865 —
Union forces assembled along this ridge while Confederate troops prepared on the opposite slope. Federal forces crossed Little Sailor’s Creek for a fierce battle which compelled many Southerners to surrender. The house served as a hospital for both . . . Map (db m11795) HM
5 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — Holt’s CornerLee’s Retreat — April 6, 1865 —
While passing through this intersection, the Confederate column was attacked by Union cavalry. Consequently, part of Lee’s army, and the main wagon train, turned north onto the Jamestown Road while the main portion continued straight ahead to Rice’s . . . Map (db m11799) HM
6 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — Holt's CornerLee's Army Divides — Lee's Retreat —
Shortly before noon on April 6, 1865, elements of Union Gen. George Crook's cavalry division attacked Confederate Gen. Richard H. Anderson's infantry corps as it marched through this intersection. While most of the Army of Northern Virginia . . . Map (db m116967) HM
7 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — 6 — JetersvilleLee's Retreat — April 5, 1865 —
Lee found Union cavalry and infantry across his line of retreat at this station on the Richmond and Danville Railroad. Rather than attacking the entrenched Federals, he chose to change direction and begin a night march toward Farmville where . . . Map (db m18886) HM
8 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — M-12 — Lee's Retreat
Near here Lee, moving south toward Danville, in the afternoon of April 5, 1865 found the road blocked by Sheridan. He then turned westward by way of Amelia Springs, hoping to reach the Southside (Norfolk and Western) Railroad.Map (db m86137) HM
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9 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — M-13 — Lee's Retreat
After evacuating Petersburg and Richmond on 2-3 Apr. 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia retreated west to Amelia Court House to obtain supplies and then turn south to North Carolina. On 6 Apr., however, when Maj. Gen. Philip H. . . . Map (db m155598) HM
10 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — M-14 — Lee's Retreat
Sheridan reached here on April 4, 1865 with cavalry and the Fifth Corps, and entrenched. He was thus squarely across Lee's line of retreat to Danville. On April 5, Grant and Meade arrived from the east with the Second Corps and the Sixth Corps.Map (db m10217) HM
11 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — M-15 — Lee's Retreat
From here Union cavalry moved north on April 5, 1865 to ascertain Lee's whereabouts. On the morning of April 6, the Second, Fifth and Sixth corps of Grant's army advanced from Jetersville toward Amelia Courthouse to attack Lee.Map (db m86139) HM
12 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — M-19 — Lee's Retreat
Three miles north is Amelia Springs, once a noted summer resort. There Lee, checked by Sheridan at Jetersville and forced to detour, spent the night of April 5-6, 1865.Map (db m10219) HM
13 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — Z-284 — Nottoway County / Amelia County
Nottoway County. Area 310 Square Miles. Formed in 1788 from Amelia, and named for an Indian tribe. Tarleton passed through this county in 1781. Here lived William Hodges Mann, Governor of Virginia 1910-14. (Reverse) Formed in . . . Map (db m10220) HM
14 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — Z-48 — Nottoway County / Amelia County
Nottoway County. Area 310 Square Miles. Formed in 1788 from Amelia, and named for an Indian tribe. Tarleton passed through this county in 1781. Here lived William Hodges Mann, Governor of Virginia 1910-14. Amelia County. . . . Map (db m18925) HM
15 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — Overton / Hillsman HouseWar's Horror Knocks at the Door
As night began to fall here on, April 6, 1865, the hard fought battles of Little Sailor's Creek and the crossroads near the Marshall Farm draw to a close. Federal surgeons work by the little natural light that's still available. They are inside the . . . Map (db m10274) HM
16 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — W. R. Turner Memorial Trek
Erected in memory of W. R. Turner, historian of Blackstone, Virginia, for his work to preserve the historic battlefields and routes of General Robert E. Lee’s retreat Centennial Year 1961 Piedmont Area Explorer Scouts B.S.A. Erected by . . . Map (db m239932) HM
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Apr. 23, 2024