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Appomattox Court House in Appomattox County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Appomattox

 
 
Appomattox Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Appomattox Marker
Inscription. Here on Sunday April 9, 1865, after four years of heroic struggle in defense of principles believed fundamental to the existence of our government, Lee surrendered 9000 men, the remnant of an army still unconquered in spirit.
 
Erected 1926 by Appomattox Chapter, U.D.C.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association, the Battlefield Trails - Civil War, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 37° 22.566′ N, 78° 48.181′ W. Marker is in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker is on Appomattox Court House NHP entrance road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the Confederate Cemetery wayside, and the pedestrian entrance to the village of Appomattox Court House. Marker is in this post office area: Appomattox VA 24522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); A Strategic Delay (within shouting distance of this marker); Appomattox Court House Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Wartime Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Sears Lane
Dedication Plaque on Back of Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. Dedication Plaque on Back of Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raine Memorial (about 400 feet away); North Carolina (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named North Carolina (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Appomattox Court House.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Surrender at Appomattox Virtual tour by markers.
 
Also see . . .  Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. (Submitted on March 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Painstaking editing job
Any ideas as to why and when the last line of text ["118,000 men under Grant"] was removed from the bronze tablet?
    — Submitted December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.

 
Categories. PeaceWar, US Civil
 
Appomattox Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. Appomattox Marker
Close Up of the Removed Text Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
4. Close Up of the Removed Text
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
5. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,728 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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