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Appomattox Court House in Appomattox County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Confederate Cemetery
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Confederate Cemetery Marker
 
Inscription. Buried here are nineteen men (out of perhaps 100) killed during the last two days of war in Virginia. These men were at first buried where they died – at hospitals or in farm fields and woodlots around Appomattox Court House. But in 1866, the Ladies Memorial Association of Appomattox recruited volunteers to collect the eighteen Confederate bodies for reburial. The lone Union soldier was later found nearby and reburied here.

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.
 
Confederate Cemetery at Appomattox Court House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Confederate Cemetery at Appomattox Court House
The Confederate Cemetery marker is seen here just outside the gate at the top of the picture.
 
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); Raine Cemetery and Monument (approx. 0.2 miles 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.)
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. Confederate Cemetery Marker
 
 
Poplar Grove National Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Poplar Grove National Cemetery
Most of the Union soldiers who died at Appomattox Court House were buried at Poplar Grove National Cemetery near Petersburg.
 
 
Confederate Cemetery Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
5. Confederate Cemetery Memorial
Dedicated to the Memory
of those who served in
the defense of the
Confederate States
of America
 
 
Confederate Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
6. Confederate Cemetery
A view of the cemetery, marker, memorial, and flagpole flying the Confederate flag.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,076 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on March 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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