Appomattox in Appomattox County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Raine Cemetery and Monument
The 30-foot obelisk marks the Raine family cemetery. Erected in 1912 by C. Hunter Raine, the monument honors past family members, including C. Hunter’s father, Charles James Raine, who served as a captain in the Lee Battery of Virginia Artillery. Captain Raine was killed in action on November 30, 1863, near Mine Run – east of Culpeper, Virginia. A total of nine known graves are associated with the Raine Cemetery.
The Raine family’s only connection to the surrender is the McLean House – where the surrender meeting between Generals Lee and Grant occurred. John Raine built the brick house in 1848 and for a time ran it as a tavern. Wilmer McLean purchased the house in the fall of 1862.
Interred in the cemetery are:
Ann Eliza Raine
12/23/1848 to 8/10/1850
Charles Clifford Horner
1850 to 4/17/1851
Eliza D. Raine
11/04/1805 to 8/3/1856
4/12/1795 to 4/17/1851
Ezekiel Adelbert Horner
1845 to 4/16/1855
Sarah Ann Eliza Horner
4/12/1828 to 6/16/1853
4/16/1855 to 8/16/1856
John F. W. Raine
12/20/1853 to 10/5/1861
About 1834 to 11/30/1863
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1847.
Location. 37° 22.525′ N, 78° 48.331′ W. Marker is in Appomattox, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker is on Old Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 24), on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. 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. The North Carolina Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Strategic Delay (about 700 feet away); Appomattox Court House Confederate Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Raine Memorial (about 800 feet away); Appomattox (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named North Carolina Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appomattox.
More about this monument. The right of the marker contains a photograph by Timothy O’Sullivan of “the McLean House in the fall of 1865 (the McLeans appear on the porch). The Raine family operated it as a tavern before the war.” The bottom left of the marker features a photograph of “A Confederate veteran stand[ing] in front of the Raine monument during the June 11, 1926, Confederate reunion.”
Also see . . .
1. Appomattox Court House National Historic Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on January 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Appomattox Court House. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,817 times since then and 106 times this year. Last updated on September 28, 2010, by Thomas R. Terry of Appomattox, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on January 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 6. submitted on March 23, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. 7. submitted on March 25, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. 8. submitted on March 23, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.