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

Lee's Apple Tree

 
 
Lee's Apple Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
1. Lee's Apple Tree Marker
Inscription. Near this spot stood the apple tree under which General Robert E. Lee rested while awaiting the return of a flag of truce sent by him to General U.S. Grant on the morning of April 9, 1865.
 
Location. 37° 23.035′ N, 78° 47.318′ W. Marker is in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker is on Old Courthouse Road (State Highway 24), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located at a highway pull-off on the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. 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. After the Surrender (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Popularizer of the Banjo (about 500 feet away); Appomattox River (about 800 feet away); Grant and Lee Meeting (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Salute of Arms” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee and Grant Meet (approx. 0.4 miles away); Last Artillery Shots (approx. half a mile away); Final Combat (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Appomattox Court House.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lee's Apple Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. Lee's Apple Tree Marker
Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road Trace image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road Trace
A depression in the ground indicates where the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road ran at the time of the Civil War. The old road bed crosses the modern highway just before crossing the Appomattox River. General Lee rested along the stage road on the morning of April 9, 1865.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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