Appomattox Court House in Appomattox County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The identities of just seven of the dead are known. Of these, all had been in the Confederate army for at least three years. One, Alabamian Jesse H. Hutchins (grave #4), enlisted just three days after the firing on Fort Sumter. He had survived 1,454 days of service, only to die in the war’s last 24 hours. He was killed battling Union cavalry just a few yards from the courthouse on the evening of April 8, 1865.
Erected by Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, National Park Service.
Location. 37° 22.564′ N, 78° 48.172′ W. Marker is in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker is on Old Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 24), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Appomattox VA 24522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Appomattox (a few steps from this marker); Appomattox Court House Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); A Strategic Delay (within shouting distance of this marker); Wartime Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Sears Lane (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raine Memorial (about 400 feet away); North Carolina (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named North Carolina (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Appomattox Court House.
More about this marker. The top section of the marker contains a photograph with the caption “Local residents gather at the cemetery to honor their dead, April 9, 1915. Most of the Union dead from Appomattox were removed to Poplar Grove National Cemetery near Petersburg.”
Also see . . . Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. (Submitted on March 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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