April 14, 1865Although Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, the formal surrender ceremonies for his cavalry, artillery, and infantry occurred over the next three days. Lee did not attend. On April 12, after his infantrymen had stacked arms, Lee departed for Richmond and his family. Members of his staff rode with him, including Cols. Walter Taylor and Charles Marshall, as well as Maj. Giles Cooke, confined to an ambulance by wounds suffered a week earlier at Sailor's Creek. The group bivouacked that first night in woods two miles beyond Buckingham Court House.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:58pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 250336 N 4165343|
|Decimal Degrees||37.60131667, -77.82810000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 36.079', W 77° 49.686'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 36' 4.74" N, 77° 49' 41.16" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2606-2698 VA-711, Powhatan VA 23139, US|
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