Monument to Last Shot of the Civil War.

Monument to Last Shot of the Civil War

Field review by the editors.

Waynesville, North Carolina

Erected by a local Confederate group in 1923, the monument marks the spot, according to its plaque, where "the last shot of the War Between the States" was fired on May 6, 1865 -- a claim that was almost immediately disputed by other "last shot" spots. The monument was originally surrounded by Sulphur Springs Park, but the park is now gone and the monument stands in the corner of someone's yard.

This particular Last Shot was deemed worthy of a monument because it was fired by a Rebel, a point of Southern pride.

Monument to Last Shot of the Civil War

Address:
1049 Sulphur Springs Rd, Waynesville, NC
Directions:
On the east side of Sulphur Springs Rd roughly midway between Sloan Drive and 5th St. The parking area is tiny, and the monument is set back from the road. You might miss it the first time you drive past.
Admission:
Free
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