We Shall Have Peace - Perryville, MO
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N 37° 45.379 W 089° 52.590
16S E 246590 N 4182675
Quick Description: At the entrance to the visitors center on the left as you enter.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 8/11/2022 5:02:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM16J61
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Long Description:

County of mural: Perry County
Location of center: Veterans Memorial Parkway (Hwy AC), Perryville
Phone: (573) 547-2035
Hours: 8am to 5pm weekdays; 10am to 2pm sat; and 11am to 3pm Sun
Erected by: Timothy & Jeanne Drone
Erected: 2020

Mural Text:

"WE SHALL HAVE PEACE AND RECONCILLATION"

GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE SURRENDERS HIS CONFEDERATE ARMY OF 28,000 TROOPS
TO UNION GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT, EFFECTIVELY ENDING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE, VIRGINIA, APRIL 9, 1865.


"April 9th, 1865, was the end of the Civil War for General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. For Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant and tens of thousands of Federal and Confederate troops fighting further south, the war stretched out for several more months. After Appomattox, however, only the most zealous and desperate could pretend the Union was not already victorious and the Confederacy was destined to end." ~ National Park Service

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History of Mark:
"In Appomattox, Virginia, on April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 Confederate troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Lee had no other option.

"In retreating from the Union army’s Appomattox Campaign, the Army of Northern Virginia had stumbled through the Virginia countryside stripped of food and supplies. At one point, Union cavalry forces under General Philip Sheridan had actually outrun Lee’s army, blocking their retreat and taking 6,000 prisoners at Sayler’s Creek. Desertions were mounting daily, and by April 8 the Confederates were surrounded with no possibility of escape. On April 9, Lee sent a message to Grant announcing his willingness to surrender. The two generals met in the parlor of the Wilmer McLean home at one o’clock in the afternoon.

"Lee and Grant, both holding the highest rank in their respective armies, had known each other slightly during the Mexican War and exchanged awkward personal inquiries. Characteristically, Grant arrived in his muddy field uniform while Lee had turned out in full dress attire, complete with sash and sword. Lee asked for the terms, and Grant hurriedly wrote them out. All officers and men were to be pardoned, and they would be sent home with their private property–most important, the horses, which could be used for a late spring planting. Officers would keep their side arms, and Lee’s starving men would be given Union rations." ~ History



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