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Lee's Retreat Marker at Burkeville Depot. image, Touch for more information
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
Lee's Retreat Marker at Burkeville Depot.
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — Burkeville — Lee's Retreat — April 5, 1865
This location, the junction of the South Side and Richmond & Danville Railroads, served as an important hospital, logistics and supply base during and after the Appomattox Campaign. General Grant spent the night here after leaving Jetersville. . . . — Map (db m18837) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — Burkeville Junction — Critical Junction — Lee’s Retreat
Here at Burkeville Junction, the Richmond and Danville Railroad - the most direct route to North Carolina - crossed the South Side Railroad, which ran west to Farmville. Gen. Robert E. Lee planned to lead the Army of Northern Virginia down the . . . — Map (db m18833) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — Burkeville Junction — “Sights never to be forgotten” — Wilson-Kautz Raid
In June 1864, to deny Gen. Robert E. Lee the use of the South Side R.R. and the Richmond and Danville R.R., Gen. Ulysses S. Grant sent Gen. James H. Wilson and Gen. August V Kautz south of Petersburg on a cavalry raid to destroy track and rolling . . . — Map (db m18835) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — K-176 — Hyde Park
John Fowlkes constructed Hyde Park in the late 18th century; it was expanded in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Richmond department store-owner William B. Thalhimer Sr. purchased the property in 1938 and created a haven, training program, . . . — Map (db m107530) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — 20 — Ingleside Training Institute — Burkeville, Virginia — Nottoway County
When the Russell Grove School in Amelia County grew too big for its building, land was found in Nottoway County near Burkeville for a new school. Built in 1892 to educate African-American girls, the new school was named Ingleside Seminary. It . . . — Map (db m31042) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — UK-4 — Old Nottoway Meeting House
This is the site of the Old Nottoway Meeting House, built in 1769, the second Baptist church established south of James River. Jeremiah Walker was the first minister. — Map (db m31043) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — Z-53 — Prince Edward County / Nottoway County
(Front): Prince Edward County Area 356 Square Miles Formed from Amelia, and named for Prince Edward, son of Frederick, prince of Wales, and younger brother of King George III. General Joseph E. Johnston was born in this county; . . . — Map (db m31787) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — Wilson-Kautz Raid — “Destroy both those roads”
In late June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia were engaged in a desperate defense of the city of Petersburg. Victory for Lee depended on a steady flow of supplies, brought in by rail. To force Lee from . . . — Map (db m18836) HM
Virginia (Prince Edward County), Burkeville — Z-54 — Prince Edward County / Nottoway County
(Obverse) Prince Edward County Area 356 square miles Formed in 1753 from Amelia, and named for Prince Edward, son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and younger brother of King George III. General Joseph E. Johnston was born in this . . . — Map (db m31041) HM
Virginia (Prince Edward County), Burkeville — M-23 — Prince Edward State Park for Negroes
Prince Edward State Park for Negroes was established in 1950 one mile west on the site of the former Prince Edward Lake Recreation Area for Negroes. Maceo C. Martin, an African American from Danville, sued the state when he was denied access to . . . — Map (db m31040) HM

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