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Appomattox Court House

In 1865 the village of Appomattox Court House only boasted about 100 people in a county of 4,414. The people of the small village never dreamed that the war would end in their very small town. 319 more words

The Civil War Begins and Ends With One Person

His name was Wilmer McLean and he lived in Manassas, Virginia.  In 1861, in what was one of the first battles of the war, McLean’s house was hit by Union cannon fire.   130 more words

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April Wanderings and Updates

Oh hey! WordPress just told me it’s my 7th anniversary with this blog. Huzzah for that!

Things have been pretty hectic here the last couple of months. 406 more words

Travel

Virginia 2015: Appomattox Court House NHP

Day 6: Friday, October 9, 2015

The Civil War raged for four long years – longer than most people, from the North or the South, believed it would last.  737 more words

An Interview with Dr. Gregory Downs

By Ashley Whitehead Luskey

Over the course of this year, we’ll be interviewing some of the prominent speakers scheduled to speak at the 2016 CWI Summer Conference… 1,011 more words

Reconstruction

The enforcement of a boring, homogenized culture

This morning I visited the Appomattox Walmart, which is located not two miles from the old Appomattox Court House where Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to Ulysses S. 129 more words

Politics

Important Civil War Battles

Students were recently asked which Civil War battle was most important.  Here are a few of the responses:

Battle of Gettysburg

The battle of Gettysburg was the most important battle of the war. 249 more words

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