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Appomattox Court House 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.
 
Location. 37° 22.926′ N, 78° 47.394′ W. Marker is in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker can be reached from Old Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 24), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is in the picnic ground of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Appomattox VA 24522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Popularizer of the Banjo (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Surrender (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee's Apple Tree (about 800 feet away); Grant and Lee Meeting (approx. mile away); “Salute of Arms” (approx. mile away); Lee and Grant Meet (approx. mile away); Last Artillery Shots (approx. 0.4 miles away); Final Combat (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appomattox Court House.
 
Also see . . .  Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
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.
. (Submitted on March 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. PeaceWar, US Civil
 
McLean House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
3. 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
4. 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
5. Detail of Bridge Railing
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,497 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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