Danvill Museum of Fine Arts and HistoryThis 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.
|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||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:30am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 643144 N 4049573|
|Decimal Degrees||36.58090000, -79.40000000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 34.854', W 79° 24'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 34' 51.24" N, 79° 24' 0.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 677-747 Pine St, Danville VA 24541, US|
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