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The Appomattox Campaign
March 30 - April 14, 2019

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Post Surrender

  • American Civil War Museum - Appomattox 159 Horseshoe Road Appomattox United States (map)

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park: The park will feature a living history encampment of Union and Confederate re-enactors.  Firing demonstrations, a stacking of arms ceremony, and the Lee’s departure from the McLean House following the surrender meeting will be among the programs offers throughout the weekend.  On Saturday evening, 4600 luminaries will line the stage road commemorating the enslaved people in Appomattox County who were emancipated as a result of Lee’s surrender.

American Civil War Museum - Appomattox: A new rotating gallery exhibit, "Enacting Freedom: Black Virginians in the Age of Emancipation,” will open the first week of April. The exhibit is in collaboration with the work of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech under the direction of Associate Professor Paul Quigley.

The museum will have guided gallery tours throughout the week to highlight and contextualize artifacts specific to the Appomattox Campaign. Some of the key artifacts related to events of April 2 - 10, 1865 are the Battle Flag of the 37th North Carolina captured at the breakthrough at Fort Gregg, the sword of Confederate General A.P. Hill, the uniform, ceremonial sword, and pen used by General R.E. Lee on April 9, and the now digitized original Parole Log. Artifacts from the other subsequent surrenders are also on display at the site.