Sutherlin Mansion

Sutherlin Mansion (HM18VZ)

Location: Danville, VA 24541
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 34.854', W 79° 24'

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Danvill Museum of Fine Arts and History

This Italian villa mansion was the home of Maj. William T. Sutherlin, wartime quartermaster for Danville and one of its most prominent citizens. For one week, April 3-10, 1865, Sutherlin and his wife opened their home to Jefferson Davis and the Confederate government. In this house, Davis wrote and delivered his final proclamation to the Confederacy on April 4. Four days later, during the final cabinet meeting in this city, Lt. John S. Wise arrived with news of that the Army of Northern Virginia might be compelled to surrender near Appomattox Court House. On April 10, reliable news arrived that Lee had surrenders. At 10 p.m. Davis and other officials left Danville aboard a train headed for Greensboro, North Carolina.

"Though the occupation of Danville was not expected to be permanent, immediately after arriving there, rooms were obtained, and the different departments resumed their routine labors. Nothing could have exceeded the kindness and hospitality of the patriotic citizens. They cordially gave us an old Virginia welcome?" — Jefferson Davis from his The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government.
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HM NumberHM18VZ
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
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Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 643144 N 4049573
Decimal Degrees36.58090000, -79.40000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 34.854', W 79° 24'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 34' 51.24" N, 79° 24' 0.00" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 677-747 Pine St, Danville VA 24541, US
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