Retreat and Pursuit
— Lee's Retreat —Gen. James Longstreet's corps, leading the Confederate retreat westward, reached Rice's Depot along the South Side Railroad and entrenched on April 6, 1865, while the Battle of Sailor's Creek raged to the east. Here Longstreet guarded the road from Burkeville Junction and blocked Union access to High Bridge via the railroad. From here, Gen. Robert E. Lee rode back towards the Sailor's Creek battlefield and learned of the disaster that had befallen the army there.
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|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 9:30am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 740228 N 4128439|
|Decimal Degrees||37.27156667, -78.29068333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 16.294', W 78° 17.441'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 16' 17.64" N, 78° 17' 26.46" W|
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|Area Code(s)||434, 804|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 43-85 Co Rd 600, Rice VA 23966, US|
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