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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Buckingham in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

After Appomattox

 
 
After Appomattox Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
1. After Appomattox Marker
Inscription. Just to the south a monument marks the spot where the tent of Robert E. Lee stood the night of April 12-13, 1865.
 
Erected 1937 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number O-42.)
 
Location. 37° 32.81′ N, 78° 31.509′ W. Marker is near Buckingham, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) and Lee Wayside Road, on the right when traveling east on Anderson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buckingham VA 23921, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. One-Room Schoolhouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buckingham Courthouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Confederate Soldiers of Buckingham County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Courthouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); Buckingham County War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Courthouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Courthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Buckingham Courthouse (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buckingham.
 
Regarding After Appomattox.
Robert E Lee Wayside image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
2. Robert E Lee Wayside
"...As evening drew on, General Lee passed through Buckingham Courthouse, where he was identified and greeted. Two miles beyond the village he came, according to Lawley, to the bivouac of Longstreet, and there he decided to make his camp, in woods owned by Mrs. Martha Shepherd. Although his tent was speedily and quietly pitched, the coming of even so small a cavalcade attracted attention. Mrs. Shepherd learned who her visitor was and sent him an invitation to spend the evening at her home. For fear of inconveniencing her, he declined, precisely as he had scores of times during the war." - R. E. Lee: A Biography by Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Buckingham, Inc. The Historic Village at Lee Wayside. (Submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Longwood University (pdf file). Archaeological Investigations at Rose Cottage, Buckingham, Virginia. (Submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lee Encampment Site Monument. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
3. Lee Encampment Site Monument.
Lee encampment site marker. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
4. Lee encampment site marker.
This stone marks the spot where Gen. R.E. Lee held his last camp on the return from Appomattox, April 12, 1865
Ruins of Rose Cottage. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
5. Ruins of Rose Cottage.
Built in 1811 as a tavern called "Raleigh" on the Lynchburg to Richmond stage road. The frame structure was destroyed by a fire on June 17, 1985 after being struck by lightning.
The Historic Village at Lee Wayside image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
6. The Historic Village at Lee Wayside
The outdoor exhibit consists of several historic structures moved onto the site to create a Village representing the history of Buckingham County over several centuries.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,205 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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