Appomattox Things to Do

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    The Beginning of the End

    by ferdnbean Updated Jun 9, 2005

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    On April 9, 1865 after four years of Civil War, approximately 630,000 deaths and over 1 million casualties, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, at the home of Wilmer and Virginia McLean in the town of Appomattox Court House , Virginia. General Lee arrived at the Mclean home shortly after 1:00 p.m. followed a half hour later by General Grant. The meeting lasted approximately an hour and a half. The surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia allowed the Federal Government to bring increased pressure to bear in other parts of the south and would result in the surrender of the remaining field armies of the Confederacy over the next few months.

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    The McLean Farmhouse

    by ferdnbean Updated Jun 9, 2005

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    This is where General lee and General Grant met and signed the terms for surrender. You can view the room where the actual signing of the surrender occurred as well as the rest of the house with many historical articles.

    McLean Farmhouse Site of the Surrender

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    Visitor's center in the Town of Appomattox...

    by ferdnbean Updated Jun 9, 2005

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    The Appomattox Visitor Information Center is located in the restored railroad depot on Main Street in downtown Appomattox. This is the best place to start your tour of Appomattox or obtain information on attractions throughout this area of the county . You can get a wide variety of brochures, maps and other there as well. The center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    The actual court house in Appomattox Court House is a historical center that has many things to see, however due to my family's time constraints, we moved directly to the Appomattox National Park area just outside of the town center.

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    woodson law office

    by doug48 Updated Apr 24, 2011

    this tiny building was built in 1851. jno w. woodson bought the building in 1856. woodson was an attorney in appomattox court house until his death of typhoid fever in 1864.

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    confederate memorial

    by doug48 Written Apr 23, 2011

    the appomattox county confederate memorial is located on the grounds of the second appomattox county courthouse. this memorial is a standing soldier motif which is common in the south.

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