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

Eve of Appomattox

 
 
Eve of Appomattox Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Eve of Appomattox Marker
This marker is located along the route of Lee's Retreat to Appomattox.
Inscription. Part of Lee’s army passed here, April 8, 1865, retreating westward. The second (Humphrey’s) Corps of Grant’s army passed, in pursuit, in the afternoon of the same day. Grant spent the night here, receiving early in the morning of April 9 a note from Lee in regard to surrender. He sent a reply and then went on to Appomattox.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F-60.)
 
Location. 37° 23.445′ N, 78° 29.108′ W. Marker is in Sheppards, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Hwy (U.S. 15) and Francisco Road (Virginia Route 636), on the right when traveling south on James Madison Hwy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Store Village (here, next to this marker); Clifton (within shouting distance of this marker); March to Appomattox (approx. 2.4 miles away); Millbrook (approx. 4 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp P-56, Company 1367 (approx. 6 miles away); James F. Lipscomb
Two Markers at the Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
2. Two Markers at the Intersection
(approx. 6.2 miles away); Cumberland Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Cumberland Church (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheppards.
 
Also see . . .  Lee's Retreat. Virginia's Retreat guide. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 847 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on March 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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