— Lee's Retreat —You are standing where Gen. James Longstreet's corps entrenched early in the morning of April 9, 1865, to protect the rear of the Army of Northern Virginia. Gen. Robert E. Lee and most of the army bivouacked about four miles south, just short of Appomattox Court House, the county seat. Here, looking down the Confederate picket line, you can see remnants of Longstreet's earthworks, the last built in the field by the army that had become renowned for its quick and effective construction.
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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||Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 5:36am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 698170 N 4143464|
|Decimal Degrees||37.41680000, -78.76063333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 25.008', W 78° 45.638'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 25' 0.48" N, 78° 45' 38.28" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6124 Old Courthouse Rd, Appomattox VA 24522, US|
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