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Remembering the North Carolinians at Appomattox 150 Years Later

As the nation commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War surrender at Appomattox Court House earlier this month, several DCR staff members were on hand to mark the occasion and remember North Carolina’s role in the landmark event. 260 more words


Neshaminy reenactment recalls 150th anniversary of the end of U.S. Civil War

Matt Schickling, the Wire

It was 150 years ago this month that the U.S. Civil War unofficially came to an end with Confederate General Robert E. 710 more words

Bucks County

Reopening Old Wounds

One hundred fifty years ago this month, General Lee surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, effectively ending the American Civil War, the bloodiest war in America’s history.   1,287 more words


Nation Grief-Stricken; Lee: Don't Turn to Guerrilla Warfare

April 17, 1865/2015

Volume 6, Issue 16 (236 Issues Since 15 October 2010)

Civil War Book of Days Concludes

This is the last issue of the… 1,091 more words

Abraham Lincoln

Appomattox April 10

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park in Virginia covers 1700 acres, but the part with the tourist attractions is a much more manageable area.  What was once the village of Appomattox Court House is about one square mile and contains a dozen historic buildings, open to view.   511 more words


Exaggerated Praise (April 12, 1865)

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the official surrender ceremony for the Army of Northern Virginia. Brig. Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. After George Gordon Meade’s letter from April 12, I will include Chamberlain’s account of the surrender ceremony. 2,000 more words

Thoughts on Appomattox (part four)

The doors of Wilmer McLean’s house stand wide open–front and back–and a bevy of Parks Service volunteers stand ready to funnel the throng through. A Park Service ranger stands in the hallway to ensure no one enacts any mischief in the home as they breeze through. 721 more words

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