At the same time another engagement took place two miles north, on the main Sailor's (Sayler's) Creek, where Gen. John B. Gordon repulsed pursuing Union Troops. He lost most of his wagons but saved the majority of his men. At this time Gen. Robert E. Lee was retreating from Petersburg toward Danville, closely followed by Gen. Grant. Lee lost half of his troops in these two memorable rearguard actions, which foreshadowed the surrender at Appomattox three days later. (over)
Geographic Location: Amelia County
Physical Description of Location: Rice, VA 23966. Located on Sayler's Creek Road, 1 mile southwest of the intersection of Sayler's Creek Road and State Route 618. Marker is on the left when traveling southwest on Sayler's Creek Road.
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