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

Grant and Lee Meeting

 
 
Grant and Lee Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Grant and Lee Meeting Marker
Inscription.  On this spot Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, U.S.A. and General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. met on the morning of April 10th, 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° 22.731′ N, 78° 47.545′ W. Marker is in Appomattox, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker is on Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located in the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, on the extreme eastern end the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 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. “Salute of Arms” (here, next to this marker); Lee and Grant Meet (a few steps from this marker); Last Artillery Shots (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Final Combat (about 500 feet away); The Surrender Ceremony
Marker in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Marker in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Lee and Grant had their second meeting at this location to finalize arrangements for the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. Several markers are found at this site.
(about 600 feet away); County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clover Hill Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Appomattox River (approx. ¼ mile 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.) 
 
Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
3. Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road
The meeting between Grant and Lee occurred along this road.
 
 
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 1,148 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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