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

Last Artillery Shots

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Last Artillery Shots Marker
Inscription.  From this spot was fired last shot from the artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia on the morning of April 9th, 1865.
 
Erected by Appomattox Court House National Historic Park, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 22.667′ N, 78° 47.596′ W. Marker is in Appomattox, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker is at the intersection of Price Edward Court House Road and Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road, on the right when traveling north on Price Edward Court House Road. Marker is in eastern part of the village of Appomattox Court House on Prince Edward Court House Road, near the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road. It is located in front of the Peers House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 332 George Peers Dr, Appomattox VA 24522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Final Combat (here, next to this marker); The Surrender Ceremony (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee and Grant Meet (about 400 feet away, measured
Marker at Appomattox Court House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Marker at Appomattox Court House
in a direct line); “Salute of Arms” (about 500 feet away); Grant and Lee Meeting (about 500 feet away); County Jail (about 600 feet away); Clover Hill Tavern (about 800 feet away); April 1865 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appomattox.
 
Also see . . .
1. Appomattox Court House National Historic Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Appomattox Court House. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Peers House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
3. Peers House
Confederate artillery was placed in this location April 9, 1865. These cannon were among the last to be fired by the Army of Northern Virginia and caused some of the final causalities of the war in Virginia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,281 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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