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

Lafayette W. Meeks

 
 
Lafayette W. Meeks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2017
1. Lafayette W. Meeks Marker
Inscription.  

Son of (Francis & Maria Meeks,)
Born March 2, 1843; and died in the defence of his country October 4, 1861 at Fairfax Court House Va. He was a member of the Appomattox Rangers, in which Company he served faithfully in the battles Bull Run and Manassas
J.B. Gaddess
Lynchburg
(Private Meeks died in camp of a fever)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 22.691′ N, 78° 47.854′ W. Marker is in Appomattox, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker can be reached from Old Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 24), on the right when traveling west. The marker is located at the gravesite of Lafayette Meeks north of Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road and across from the McLean House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. McLean House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clover Hill Tavern (about 500 feet away); Tibbs Lane (about 600 feet away); Gordon’s Attack April 9, 1865 (about 600
Grave of Lafayette W. Meeks image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2017
2. Grave of Lafayette W. Meeks
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feet away); County Jail (about 700 feet away); Appomattox Court House (about 800 feet away); April 1865 (about 800 feet away); North Carolina (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appomattox.
 
An additional view of the Grave of Lafayette W. Meeks image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2017
3. An additional view of the Grave of Lafayette W. Meeks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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