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Cottage Farm S-43 | Marker History

Cottage Farm Marker, S-43

A little north stood the McIlwaine home, Lee's field headquarters whence on the afternoon of April 2, 1865, the evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg was ordered. Upon issuing the order Lee granted leave to his only staff officer to go to Richmond that evening for his marriage.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1970
Region: Richmond Region
Geographic Location: Petersburg
Physical Description of Location: Island at junction of Defense Road and Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803.
GPS Location: 37.1997659260,-77.4347494670
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