Lee's Retreat

Lee's Retreat (HM6KW)

Location: Jetersville, VA 23083 Amelia County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 18.673', W 78° 4.157'

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After evacuating Petersburg and Richmond on 2-3 Apr. 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia retreated west to Amelia Court House to obtain supplies and then turn south to North Carolina. On 6 Apr., however, when Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's Union cavalry blocked his escape route on the Richmond and Danville R.R., Lee led his army west toward Farmville. Near here Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, commander of the Army of the Potomac, learned of Lee's new course. He ordered his army to pursue on parallel roads and that evening defeated Lee in the Battle of Sayler's Creek.
HM NumberHM6KW
Marker NumberM 13
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment Of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 759727 N 4133425
Decimal Degrees37.31121667, -78.06928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.673', W 78° 4.157'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 40.38" N, 78° 4' 9.42" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20621 Patrick Henry Hwy, Jetersville VA 23083, US
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