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

Appomattox River

 
 
Appomattox River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Appomattox River Marker
Inscription.  Near this site General Lee crossed the Appomattox River and proceeded up the hill to the McLean House where he met General Grant to draft the terms of surrender.
April 9, 1865.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: PeaceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1975.
 
Location. 37° 22.926′ N, 78° 47.394′ 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 in the picnic ground of the 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. A different marker also named Appomattox River (here, next to this marker); Popularizer of the Banjo (within shouting distance of this marker); African American Banjoists (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Surrender
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Picnic Area image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Picnic Area
Marker is visible on the left, at the river's edge.
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artillery Park (about 400 feet away); Lee's Apple Tree (about 800 feet away); Grant and Lee Meeting (approx. ¼ mile away); “Salute of Arms” (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appomattox.
 
Also see . . .  Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. (Submitted on March 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Appomattox River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2017
3. Appomattox River Marker
Marker is now mounted on a fence nearby.
McLean House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
4. McLean House
Gen. Robert E. Lee met with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in the McLean House on April 9, 1865 to surrender his army.
Present Day Bridge over the Appomattox image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
5. Present Day Bridge over the Appomattox
The bridge replaces older structures that once allowed the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road to cross the Appomattox. The bridge's railings incorporate elements of the United States and Confederate flags.
Detail of Bridge Railing image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
6. Detail of Bridge Railing
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,683 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on March 23, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   4. submitted on March 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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