“Continuous shifting battle”
—Lee's Retreat —Through early morning showers on April 6, 1865. Gen. Robert E. Lee's weary men and creaking wagons slogged west toward Farmville and expected rations. They passed through Deatonville, "a cluster of half-a-dozen brick farmhouses," and marched down the road in front of you. Gen. John B. Gordon, following the wagon train with his Second Corps as the rear guard, later wrote of those endless days: "On and on, hour after hour, from hilltop to hilltop, the lines were alternately forming, ﬁghting, and retreating, making one almost continuous shifting battle."
|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||Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 750860 N 4135125|
|Decimal Degrees||37.32895000, -78.16865000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 19.737', W 78° 10.119'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 19' 44.22" N, 78° 10' 7.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 25896-25908 State Rte 617, VA , US|
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