Pursuit Cathces Up
— Lee's Retreat —When Gen. Robert E. Lee evacuated the Army of Northern Virginia from Petersburg and Richmond on April 2-3, 1865, he ordered the army's wings to unite at Amelia Court House, where trains would meet them with food and other supplies. The army would then march south to North Carolina and join forces with Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's command. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, on the other hand, pursued Lee on two routes: directly in his wake and on parallel roads to the south, to prevent his escape into North Carolina.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 8:21pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 258275 N 4126006|
|Decimal Degrees||37.24926667, -77.72538333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 14.956', W 77° 43.523'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 14' 57.36" N, 77° 43' 31.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 19600-19698 State Rte 708, Ford VA 23850, US|
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