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.
Geographic Location: Petersburg
Physical Description of Location: Island at junction of Defense Road and Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803.
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