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Appomattox, Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
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Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — Appomattox County Eternal FlameWar Memorial
(East Side):World War I James R. Beasley Jerry S. Beasley James T. Cyrus Edward B. Gunter Robert F. Irving Sam J. Harvey Herman L. Lee Thomas A. Owen Phillip B. Swan Campbell W. Teeter Melvin M. Watkins Melvin Watson John L. Deaner . . . — Map (db m29999) WM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — Appomattox County UnitsThat Served in the Confederate States Army
Appomattox Invincibles Company A, 20th Battalion Virginia Heavy Artillery Formerly Company A, 44th Virginia Infantry Appomattox Greys Company H 18th Virginia Infantry Appomattox Rangers Company H, 2nd Virginia Cavalry Liberty . . . — Map (db m29997) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — K-158 — Appomattox Court HouseNew and Old
This building, erected in 1892 when the county seat was moved to this location, should not be mistaken for the original, built in 1846 and destroyed by fire in 1892. Three miles northeast is old Appomattox Court House and the McLean House where Lee . . . — Map (db m15514) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — April 1865Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
In this village, General Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to General Grant and the Army of the Potomac. The terms of their “gentlemen’s peace” inspired a new unity and a new purpose for our Nation.

The village of . . . — Map (db m100993) WM

Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — Battle of Appomattox StationFinal Blow — Lee's Retreat
You are standing near the site of Appomattox Station Depot on the South Side Railroad. Here, on the afternoon of April 8, 1865, Union cavalrymen under Gen. George A. Custer dealt the Army of Northern Virginia a final blow. First, they captured . . . — Map (db m3837) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — Battle of Appomattox StationLee's Retreat
April 8, 1865 Union cavalry arrived early in the evening and captured three of Lee’s four supply trains. Advancing toward Appomattox Court House, they encountered the surplus Confederate wagons and artillery train. After a brief conflict, . . . — Map (db m6075) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — K-159 — Battle of Appomattox Station — 1865
Near this building stood the station of the South Side Railroad where, on April 8, 1865, three trains unloading supplies for the Army of Northern Virginia were captured by units of Sheridan’s Union cavalry under Gen. Geo. Custer. Significant for its . . . — Map (db m3605) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — 2 — Carver-Price SchoolCivil Rights in Education Heritage Trail — Appomattox, Virginia - Appomattox County
In 1929-30 the Appomattox training school was built on this site with funds raised by Mozella Price, who served as Supervisor of Appomattox Counter Negro Schools from 1919 to 1963. It was a cinder block building, employing four teachers. At the . . . — Map (db m29969) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — Confederate Artillery PositionBattle of Appomattox Station
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Norther Virginia began the retreat west from Richmond and Petersburg on April 3, 1865, with about 250 cannon. Two days later, at Amelia Court House, about a hundred of the least effective pieces were culled . . . — Map (db m84749) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — Custer's Third BrigadeBattle of Appomattox Station
Union Col. Henry Capehart commanded Gen. George A. Custer’s Third Cavalry Brigade on Custer’s left flank. On April 8, 1865, Capehart had only the 1st New York (Lincoln) an 1st and 2nd West Virginia regiments on hand, the 3rd West Virginia had . . . — Map (db m84751) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — M-65 — Eldon
Three miles north is Eldon, birthplace and home of Henry D. "Hal" Flood (2 Sept.1865-8 Dec.1921). A member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1887-1891) and Senate (1891-1900), Flood also served in the U.S. Congress from 1901 to 1921. He served . . . — Map (db m10225) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — K-157 — Surrender at Appomattox
At the McLean house at Appomattox, two miles north, took place the meeting between Lee and Grant to arrange terms for the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. This was at 1:30 P.M. on Sunday, April 9, 1865. — Map (db m34478) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — K-156 — The Last Fight
Two miles north, at sunrise of April 9, 1865, Fitz Lee and Gordon, moving westward, attacked Sheridan's position. The attack was repulsed, but a part of the Confederate cavalry under Munford and Rosser broke through the Union line and escaped. This . . . — Map (db m34477) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — MG-2 — The Last Positions
On 8 Apr. 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia, retreating from Petersburg toward Pittsylvania County, reached the hills to the northeast. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Federal army, pursuing Lee to the south, blocked him here. . . . — Map (db m10224) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — The McLean House(reconstruction)
Here in the parlor of Wilmer Mclean's home on April 9 — Palm Sunday — 1865 Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Grant. This act brought the Civil War to an end. — Map (db m36254) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — Walker's Last StandCuster's Charges
One of the last battles of the Civil War in Virginia took place here early in the evening of April 8, 1865. Confederate Gen. Reuben L. Walker, who commanded 100 guns of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s reserve artillery, made camp here late in the afternoon. . . . — Map (db m84750) HM
Virginia (Appomattox County), Appomattox — 1 — Winonah Camp / Mozella Price HomeCivil Rights in Education Heritage Trail — Appomattox, Virginia - Appomattox County
Mozella Jordan Price was instrumental in improving the education and quality of life for African Americans in Appomattox County. Mrs. Price was educated in Farmville schools, attended Boydton Institute, Virginia State College, and earned a Bachelor . . . — Map (db m29971) HM

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