Holt's Corner

Holt's Corner (HM27A5)

Location: Rice, VA 23966 Amelia County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 19.25', W 78° 12.752'

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Lee's Army Divides

—Lee's Retreat —

Shortly before noon on April 6, 1865, elements of Union Gen. George Crook's cavalry division attacked Confederate Gen. Richard H. Anderson's infantry corps as it marched through this intersection. While most of the Army of Northern Virginia continued marching straight ahead to Rice's Depot on the South Side Railroad after crossing Little Sailor's Creek, part of Anderson's corps quickly dug in here to repel Crook's attack.

Consequently, a gap opened here in the Confederate column. After Crook's cavalrymen withdrew, the rest of Anderson's corps continued southwest toward Rice's Depot but found the way blocked at Marshall's Crossroads. Confederate Ge. Richard S. Ewell ordered the main wagon train, which was following Anderson, to instead turn northwest at this crossroads onto Jamestown Road. Gen. John B. Gordon's corps followed the train. Union Gen. Andrew A. Humphrey's 2nd Corps followed Gordon in close pursuit.
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HM NumberHM27A5
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 Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 746997 N 4134108
Decimal Degrees37.32083333, -78.21253333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.25', W 78° 12.752'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 15" N, 78° 12' 45.12" W
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Area Code(s)434, 804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8230 Sayler's Creek Rd, Rice VA 23966, US
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