Several months ago when W- asked me to be his plus one for a friend’s wedding in Maryland, we started dreaming up a road trip vacation we could take instead of just flying in and out for the weekend. 311 more words
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On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his approximately 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in the front parlor of Wilmer McLean’s home in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the Civil War. 254 more words
"Cheering, shouting and rejoicing" - A Pennsylvanian's experience at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865
The delicious smell of boiling coffee greeted Sergeant Henry Keiser as he stirred on the warm spring morning of April 9, 1865. As he helped roust the boys of Company H, 95th Pennsylvania Infantry from their makeshift beds, the sound of artillery boomed ominously in the distance. 802 more words
Strangely enough, “Appomattox Court House” is the name of the town itself, not the courthouse.
And the slogan above is on a billboard entering the county… I suppose it has much to do with reuniting, as surrender has to do with love (as many a love song uses the word). 121 more words
In researching some of my ancestors’ service in the Union Army, my great, great, great grandfather in particular, I discovered an unrelated story about three artifacts that were “purchased” from their owner having considerable significance in American history. 479 more words