This is the Hillsman House, used by the Unionists as a hospital in the engagement of April 6, 1865. From the west side of the creek the Confederates charged and broke through the Union infantry, but were stopped by the batteries along the hillside here. A mass surrender followed, including a corps commander, Gen. R. S. Ewell, several other generals, many colonels, about 7000 rank and file, and several hundred wagons. It was the largest unstipulated surrender of the war.
Geographic Location: Amelia County
Physical Description of Location: Rice, VA 23966. Located on Sayler's Creek Road, 1.5 miles 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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