Lee's Rear Guard

Lee's Rear Guard (HM3JD)

Location: Appomattox, VA 24522 Appomattox County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 25.008', W 78° 45.638'

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Final Blow

— Lee's Retreat —

You are standing where Gen. James Longstreet's corps entrenched early in the morning of April 9, 1865, to protect the rear of the Army of Northern Virginia. Gen. Robert E. Lee and most of the army bivouacked about four miles south, just short of Appomattox Court House, the county seat. Here, looking down the Confederate picket line, you can see remnants of Longstreet's earthworks, the last built in the field by the army that had become renowned for its quick and effective construction.
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HM NumberHM3JD
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
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Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 5:36am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 698170 N 4143464
Decimal Degrees37.41680000, -78.76063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.008', W 78° 45.638'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 0.48" N, 78° 45' 38.28" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6124 Old Courthouse Rd, Appomattox VA 24522, US
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