Last at Appomattox - Appomattox, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 37° 22.420 W 078° 48.398
17S E 694211 N 4138583
Quick Description: A monument marks the site of where W.R.Cox of Grimes Division fired The Last shot of the American Civil War on April 9, 1865.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/29/2014 5:41:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMN5G7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
Views: 1

Long Description:
Text on the marker follows as such, "LAST AT APPOMATTOX

At this place the North Carolina Brigade of Brigadier-General
W.R.Cox of Grimes Division fired The Last Volley 9 April 1865.

Major-General Bryan Grimes of North Carolina planned the last bat-
tle fought by the Army of Northern Virginia and commanded the infantry
engaged therein, the greater part of whom were North Carolinians.



This stone is erected by the authority of
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
of
NORTH CAROLINA
in grateful and perpetual memory of the
valor, endurance, and patriotism
of her sons
who followed with unshaken fidelity the
fortunes of the Confederacy to this closing scene,
faithful to the end.


Erected 9 April 1905.


North Carolina Appomattox Commission
H. A. London, Chairman, E. J. Holt, W. T. Jenkins,
Cyrus S. Watson, A. D. McGill. "
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