The Last Positions

The Last Positions (HM6L4)

Location: Appomattox, VA 24522 Appomattox County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 22.074', W 78° 50.355'

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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. At dawn on 9 April, Palm Sunday, Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon's corps, with Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry, assaulted the Union line. Initially successful, the attempted breakout failed when additional Union infantry arrived on the field. That afternoon, Lee rode through the lines here to surrender his army.
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HM NumberHM6L4
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Marker NumberMG 2
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 11:35pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 691336 N 4137876
Decimal Degrees37.36790000, -78.83925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.074', W 78° 50.355'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 4.44" N, 78° 50' 21.30" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21921-22217 VA-26, Appomattox VA 24522, US
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