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Some Context from Donelson for the 150th's Surrender Season

With the Sesquicentennial’s surrender season nearly upon us, this week presents a good opportunity for us to give upcoming events some context—for it was this week in 1862 that Ulysses S. 508 more words


How Disobedient Confederate Generals Saved America

The South didn’t have to surrender in 1865, at the end of the U.S. Civil War. Its armies had lost, but Confederate soldiers could’ve taken to the hills and forests to fight a guerrilla war. 268 more words

9. The Recent Modern Age

Sesquicentennial's final stretch run ... to Appomattox in 2015!

Civil War Trust is playing the “Long Game,” as they have all through the Sesquicentennial, as they look to 2015.  On Friday, October 31, the… 336 more words

American Civil War

Appomattox Court House

The Civil War cost more American lives than any other conflict in our nation’s history. Both the Union and the Confederacy fought with passion. However, only the Union would walk the long hard road to victory. 534 more words


Appomattox as Never Seen by Abraham Lincoln

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
From a Cirrus SR20 at ~ 1,800′ AGL

Nearly all of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency was consumed by the Civil War: from April 12, 1861 (when Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter) until Robert E. 216 more words


Happy Appomattox Day!

I am taking a break from losing the battle to Typography to wish everyone a happy Appomattox Day!

Question: What is Appomattox Day?

Answer: The day on which Robert E Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to General Grant’s forces at Appomattox court house in Appomattox county in Virginia. 476 more words

Presenting the Past and The Modern Museum


On March 27, 2014, I interviewed Joe Williams. Williams is the Curator and Chief of Museum Services at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park located in Appomattox, Virginia. 519 more words

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