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The Day After

It’s difficult to comprehend what Southerners must have been feeling the day after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865. 320 more words

The Long Road Home – Part 2

Appomattox/Birthday Extravaganza!

Day 2 began with a leisurely morning, breakfast on the go, and a return to the Court House site. This day was filled mostly with pictures and wandering around the town. 731 more words

From triumph to tragedy: one historic week in April 1865.

One hundred and fifty-two years ago today, on April 9, 1865, Confederate commanding General Robert E. Lee surrendered his forces to the Union commander General Ulysses Grant in a short ceremony. 677 more words


The Long Road Home-Part 1

History friend Mel and I found a place to stay on Airbnb in nearby Lynchburg, VA. Lynchburg is a really cute city and the loft we stayed in was a refurbished shoe factory. 1,049 more words

The Long Road Home

This is a little bit late, but better late than never, I say. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than by taking an extended weekend trip to Appomattox Court House and going absolutely nerd-wild. 670 more words

Gayle Lauradunn | Interview

Kenneth P. Gurney. Tell us how you started in poetry. What age?

Gayle Lauradunn. I’ve been writing “poems” since about 9 years old. At about age 4 my grandmother gave me a book of poetry for children (I’ve since passed it on to my granddaughter, ragged though it is from use). 1,001 more words