Following the Appomattox Campaign
Using the Virginia Trail map, motorists will enjoy Lee's Retreat Driving Tour, which follows the route of his army from Petersburg to Appomattox Court House. While on the trail, drivers can set the radio to AM 1610 for battle details and descriptions. Also along the trail are the Virginia Historical Highway Markers guide, the routes of General Lee and General Grant can be followed from Richmond and Five Forks Battlefield in Petersburg, through Pamplin Park, Amelia Court House, Sailor's Creek, Cumberland Church, and High Bridge to the final battles of Appomattox.
Did You Know?
In the week between evacuating Richmond on April 2nd and arriving in Appomattox on April 8th, Lee’s Confederate forces lost half their numbers, from roughly 60,000 men to about 30,000.