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Sailor's Creek

Sayler's Creek, Little Sailor's Creek, Marshall's Crossroads

April 6, 1865

Amelia County, Prince Edward County, and Nottoway County , Virginia

Located halfway between Petersburg and Appomattox Court House, the Sailor's Creek battlefield is a stop along the Lee's Retreat Driving Tour. A number of sites highlight the various actions at the Hillsman Farm (which serves as the park's visitor center), Marshall's Crossroads, the Lockett Farm, and Double Bridges give the visitor an opportunity to explore the unique landscape of South Side Virginia.

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The Overton-Hillsman House is Open from 10:00AM - 5:00PM Monday-Saturday and Noon-5:00PM on Sunday


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