[Peace monument at Appomattox, Virginia.]
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[Peace monument at Appomattox, Virginia.] by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Library

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English


  • Monuments,
  • Virginia,
  • Appomattox (Va.)

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FormatElectronic resource
Pagination1 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16035320M

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Elizabeth Varon, American History professor at the University of Virginia, talked about her book, Appomattox: Victory, Ma Surrender at Appomattox. Several companies of the Virginia state militia and troops from the United States cavalry participated in exercises on the battlefield. [ 11 ] For Round, the outpouring of generosity and goodwill during the Peace Jubilee demonstrated that the "hatred, resentments, misunderstandings and injustices" which had precipitated the Civil War were. The book also contains sidebars on little-known related topics, such as the role of African American soldiers in the campaign and the story of the Sweeney family of Appomattox Court House. These extras are nicely done and truly enhance the book. The fourth part of the book is devoted to the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia. This seemingly simple and straightforward question turns out to be much more complex and fascinating in Gregory P. Downs’s new book on Reconstruction and the military occupation of the South. Most people, if pressed to answer this question, would likely say that it was Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox that ended the war.

The Battle of Appomattox Court House, fought in Appomattox County, Virginia, on the morning of April 9, , was one of the last battles of the American Civil War (–). It was the final engagement of Confederate General in Chief, Robert E. Lee, and his Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army of the Potomac under the Commanding General of the United States Location: Appomattox Court House, (Appomattox .   Even today, years after the end of the Civil War, there is a stillness at Appomattox. The restored village in the rolling green hills of southern Virginia where Gen. Robert E. Lee met with. The McLean House in Appomattox, Virginia is within the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Then owned by Wilmer McLean and his wife Virginia, the house near the end of the American Civil War served as the location of the surrender of the Confederate army of Robert E. Lee on April 9, , after a nearby reconstructed house was registered in the National Park Service's Location: Appomattox County, Virginia.   The Virginia monument was the first of the Confederate State monuments at Gettysburg. It was unveiled by Miss Virginia Carter, a niece of Robert E. Lee. It is also the largest of the Confederate monuments, a fitting tribute for the state that provided the largest contingent to the Army of Northern Virginia, its commander, and its name.

NPCA: The Book. A Century of Impact is a page hardbound treasure celebrating NPCA’s first years of protecting America’s national parks.   Virginia was the first of the original 13 colonies to be permanently settled by the English, who established Jamestown on the banks of the James . John Eisenhower The New York Times Book Review For those who cut their teeth on such historians as Douglas Southall Freeman and Bruce Catton, General James Longstreet provides insights and viewpoints well worth the time and effort to read it. Stephen B. Oates author of Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths A brilliant, provocative, riveting life, so much so that I found it impossible to /5(96). Peace Lutheran Church Broad Crossing Road Charlottesville, VA. Charlottesville, VA Virginia Baptist Hospital Rivermont Avenue, Barker/Cowling Building, Classroom 6 Virginia Big Book. Location: Chesterbrook Presbyterian Church.