Part of Lee's army passed here, April 8, 1865, retreating westward. The Second (Humphrey's) Corps of Grant's army passed, in pursuit, in the afternoon of the same day. Grant spent the night here, receiving early in the morning of April 9 a note from Lee in regard to surrender. He sent a reply and then went on to Appomattox.
Geographic Location: Buckingham County
Physical Description of Location: Southwest corner of intersection between S James Madison Highway (US 15) and Francisco Road (State Route 636), Farmville, VA 23901. Marker is on right, in front of Exxon gas station, when travelings south on US 15.
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