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Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park

6541 Sayler's Creek Road, Rice, VA 23966, USA

Lee's ragged, hungry army fled Petersburg and Richmond planning to converge and meet a supply train at Amelia. The expected supplies did not arrive. Then disaster struck. Lee's column bogged down along Sailor's Creek near Rice, and Federals overtook them on April 6, 1865, and decimated the stalled Confederates. Total Confederate losses have been estimated at approximately 8,000.


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From U.S. 460, take Route 617 (Saylers Creek Rd.) to Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park. From U.S. 360, take State Route 307 (connecting highway between U.S. 360 and U.S. 460) to Route 617 North (Saylers Creek Rd).

Visitor Services

Interpretive driving tour, two short hiking trails

Regular Events

June-August: Overton-Hillsman House tours. Call or check Web site for full schedule of events.

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Daily: Sunrise to sunset.



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