Confederate Defense Crumbles
— Lee's Retreat —The Union attack that broke the back of the Confederate defense of Petersburg and forced Gen. Robert E. Lee to evacuate the Army of Northern Virginia from the city happened here April 2, 1865. You are standing at the end of the Confederate right flank, facing south toward the Federal left flank. The South Side Railroad, Lee's last supply line, ran just behind you.
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|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||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 2:59am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 272360 N 4119804|
|Decimal Degrees||37.19696667, -77.56483333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 11.818', W 77° 33.89'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 11' 49.08" N, 77° 33' 53.40" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 19600-19698 State Rte 708, Sutherland VA 23885, US|
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