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  Attractions | Tour Appomattox, Virginia
While at Court House Square, don't miss another Appomattox attraction...the Appomattox County Historical Museum which is housed in the old Appomattox jail building.
Pamplin, VA Another unique Appomattox attraction is this one of a kind structure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places...the original clay kiln from 1860 which once produced a million clay pipes per month.
A must do in Appomattox attractions is the Turn of the Century Walking Tour, a self guided walking tour of 50 stops, including buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, breathtaking turn of the century homes, and heritage tour markers, many pertaining to Civil War History.
www.tourappomattox.com /attractions.php   (1009 words)

  
  Appomattox Court House Encyclopedia Information @ Karr.net (Karr Network)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Even before the Civil War, the railroad bypassed Appomattox Court House (the 1947, today a part of the Cumberland Gap, was built to the south of town in 1850), and commercial life tended to congregate at the nearby Appomattox station.
His house was also used on April 10 for the Surrender Commissioners' meeting, and over the next few days as the headquarters of Kaloko-Honokohau U.S. Congress of the November 29.
The house was purchased by John L. Pascoe and apparently rented to the Ragland family formerly of Richmond.
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 Court House
Ironically, because the First Battle of Bull Run, fought on July 21, 1861, took place on the McLean farm farther north in Virginia, it can be said that the Civil War started in McLean's backyard in 1861 and ended in his parlor in 1865 (neither event, however, marked the true beginning or ending of hostilities).
The battle was fought from May 8 to May 21, 1864, along a trench line some four miles long, with the Army of Northern Virginia under Gen. Robert E. Lee making its second attempt to halt the spring offensive of the Union Army of the Potomac under the command of Lieut.
Court House is a Washington Metro station in Courthouse, Arlington County, Virginia on the Orange Line.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/44/court-house.html   (1229 words)

  
 Battle Of Appomattox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Battle Of Appomattox "Surrounded" April 8 - 9, 1865
On the morning of April 8, the famished troops marched toward Appomattox Court House and the boxcars of rations at nearby Appomattox Station.
The evening of April 8 found Lee and his army near Appomattox Court House, where they discovered Union cavalry blocking their way.
civilwar.bluegrass.net /battles-campaigns/1865/650408-09.html   (385 words)

  
 Virginia's Retreat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The wings of his army were to rendezvous at Amelia Court House, re-supply, and march to Danville along the Richmond and Danville Railroad.
High water made crossing the Appomattox River difficult, delaying the rendezvous, and the anticipated supplies were not at Amelia Court House.
And that afternoon, in the little village of Appomattox Court House, the war in Virginia came to an end.
www.varetreat.com /lee.asp   (705 words)

  
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Appomattox Court House National Historic Park Appomattox Court House, Virginia, was a town in Virginia which was the county seat of Appomattox...
Appomattox Court House and National Historical Park: Virginia Is For...
Appomattox Court House and National Historical Park Search Region: Central Virginia Locality: Appomattox County Highway 24 Appomattox, VA 24522 The Appomattox Court House marks the site of the end of the...
www.marburg-online.de /appomattoxcourthouse-2812   (368 words)

  
 Facts about appomattox court house   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The house was also used on April 10 for the Surrender Commissioners' meeting, and over the next few days as the Headquarters of Major General John Gibbon, U.S.A. The McLeans left Appomattox Court House and returned to Mrs.
When Wilmer McLean defaulted on repayment of loans, the banking house of "Harrison, Goddin, and Apperson" of Richmond, Virginia brought a judgement against him, and the "Surrender House" was sold at public auction on November 29, 1869.
On November 25, 1947, bids for the reconstruction of the McLean House were opened and on April 9, 1949, eighty four years after the historic meeting reuniting the country, the McLean House was opened by th National Park Service for the first time to the public.
www.supercrawler.com /Facts/appomattox_court_house.html   (570 words)

  
 Appomattox Campaign Home Page
Battles between Lee's retreating army and the Grant's pursuers continued westward through Amelia to Rice to the bloody Saylor's Creek battlefield, around, and then past Farmville, through Cumberland until it all came to an end in the village of Appomattox.
The early battles of the Appomattox Campaign revealed the western-most end of Lee's fortifications.
At the Battle of Five Forks, Warren's V Corp had broken through the Dinwiddie woods past the end of Lee's forces, and the Battle of Sutherland Station broke Lee's supply line from Richmond and Petersburg to the west.
www.pen.k12.va.us /Pav/Academy1/fiveforks/appmcamp.html   (370 words)

  
 Battle Summary: Appomattox Court House, VA
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Description:Early on April 9, the remnants of John Broun Gordon’s corps and Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry formed line of battle at Appomattox Court House.
This was the final engagement of the war in Virginia.
www.nps.gov /history/hps/abpp/battles/va097.htm   (141 words)

  
 Battle Summary: Appomattox Court House, VA
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Description:Early on April 9, the remnants of John Broun Gordon’s corps and Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry formed line of battle at Appomattox Court House.
This was the final engagement of the war in Virginia.
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 Civil War Virginia Battle Appomattox Court House American Civil War
In the meantime, the majority of Lee's forces were setting up a temporary camp one mile north of Appomattox Court House -- the small town lying between the Confederates and the station.
The expectation was validated when, at 2:00 A.M. on the morning of April 9th, Lee ordered General Gordon's II Corps to move into line of battle west of Appomattox Court House.
I am an intrepreter at the National Park at Appomattox Court House and my wife is a seasonal ranger there for the last nine years.
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 Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery - Appomattox Court House
Approaching Appomattox Court House, on the road to Lynchburg, Lee's exhausted command found this last western escape route blocked by Union cavalry (MG Sheridan) and infantry (MG Edward O.C. Ord) at Appomattox Station (8-9 April) and at Appomattox Court House (9 April).
On Palm Sunday, 9 April, after one last skirmish near Appomattox Station, GEN Robert E. Lee formally surrendered the out-numbered and out-maneuvered Army of Northern Virginia to LTG Ulysses S. Grant at the McLean House in the village of Appomattox Court House.
Estimated Casualties (Sailor's Creek and Appomattox Court House): Union - 1,312; Confederate - 8,200 with 28,231 surrendered and paroled.
www.batteryb.com /battles/appomattox.html   (867 words)

  
 CIVIL WAR BATTLES
Battles of the Civil War were mostly named after the cities that the occurred near or in.
The 5 battles were: Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, Sherman's March, and Appomattox Court House.
This battle occurred in Gettysburg, Pennsylvia in 1863.
www.livingston.k12.mt.us /users/rlovec/CIVIL_WAR_BATTLES.html   (396 words)

  
 Civil War Traveler | Virginia | Southside & Lee's Retreat
Beautifully restored village of Appomattox Court House is the highlight.
Battle of Appomattox Station - Union cavalry delivered the finishing blow to Confederate hopes by capturing supplies here on April 9, 1865.
Battle of Nottoway - Engagement fought June 23, 1864, during a cavalry expedition led by Union Gens.
www.civilwar-va.com /virginia/va-retreat/retreat.html   (1467 words)

  
 1865
By the end of the battle on the 21st the Confederate forces had retreated from Greenville, North Carolina.
April 1 - American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks - In Petersburg, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
May 13 - American Civil War: Battle of Palmito Ranch - In far south Texas, more than a month after Confederate General Lee's surrender, the last land battle of the civil war ends with a Union victory.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/18/1865.html   (549 words)

  
 Appomattox Court House
On April 9, 1865, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in the parlor of a house in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, to discuss the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia.
The Battle of Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865).
Confederate Cemetery at Appomattox Court House - Appomattox...
www.appomattoxcourthouse.com   (746 words)

  
 Surrender At Appomattox
On the night of April 8, Lee bivouacked north of Appomattox Court House with his men.
The surrender had been arranged to occur in the village of Appomattox Court House on top of a low foothill of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
At the peak of the hill sat the county court, with a small town surrounding it.
blueandgraytrail.com /event/Surrender_at_Appomattox   (1689 words)

  
 Appomattox Town & Park Eye Forgotten Battle Land
An undisturbed 47-acre portion of the battlefield of Appomattox Station is for sale, and officials in the little town of Appomattox are eyeing the land as a key element in a new initiative to boost heritage tourism.
Former chief of interpretation at Appomattox, he is now a historian at Petersburg National Battlefield and is the architect of "Lee's Retreat," the first of the popular Civil War driving tours that have spread through Virginia.
Appomattox Town Manager David Garrett indicated that officials were quick to see that the battlefield could be the key element in a fledgling effort to attract tourism.
www.civilwarnews.com /archive/articles/appomattox1.htm   (969 words)

  
 AKA Houses - Information and Top Picks about Houses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
House Official Records and Battle Description The Battle of Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865) The Appomattox Campaign A brief description of the actions from Petersburg to Appomattox.
House "Fulton County Court House" (Click Here to view entire document in PDF format) Fulton County Courthouse Today On May 9th of 1769, a bill was introduced in the Provincial...
House In September of 2003, the Cleveland Venus, a 37-foot-tall bronze figurative sculpture by Jim Dine was placed on the court house.
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 Appomattox court house   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (National Park Service...
The Surrender At Appomattox Court House A very good article on the actual surrender written by one who was there.
Appomattox Court House is a historic village located three miles (5 km) east of Appomattox, Virginia (25 miles east of Lynchburg, in the southern part of the state), famous as the site of the Battle of...
www.buschhaustechnik.de /9660   (320 words)

  
 The Vindicator
They participated in the second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862, and in 1863 were involved in several actions against Gen. Robert E. Lee's movement toward Maryland.
The cavalry fought in April 1865 at a battle at Appomattox Court House, Va., at the end of which Lee, commander of the Confederate forces, surrendered.
John Fowley, a former president of the historical society, said the barracks, which he thinks housed horses, is a post-and-beam building, meaning it was assembled without nails.
www.vindy.com /local_news/285210258669171.php   (623 words)

  
 TrustWatch Search
The Battle of Appomattox Court House Official Records and Battle...
The Battles of Appomattox Station and Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 8th and...
Later the town was renamed West Appomattox but in 1906, it became the Town of...
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 Richmond, Butler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Confederate Gen. Thomas T. Munford called the Battle of Five Forks "the Waterloo of the Confederacy." Lee had sent one-third of his army, nearly 19,000 men to Five Forks - a crossroads, where the Confederates were attacked from three sides.
One Rebel officer described it as a battle of "butchery and a confused melee of brutal personal conflicts." Six generals and 6,000 soldiers were taken prisoner by the Union.
The Battle of Appomattox saw tremendous numbers of Union infantry and cavalry blocking Lee's escape.
www.civilwarmini.com /chaps.htm   (2207 words)

  
 Travel: The final footsteps of the Civil War
APPOMATTOX, Va. - Historians are about to note the 140th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the event that shaped the United States more than any since.
Ulysses S. Grant in the parlor of the Appomattox Court House on April 9 signaled the end of Southerners' efforts to create a separate nation.
This massive man - you know there is a chair beneath him, you just can't see it - holds court on the sagging front porch, several cronies nodding sagely and laughing dryly on cue, as he recounts the past both recent and distant.
www.sptimes.com /2005/03/27/Travel/The_final_footsteps_o.shtml   (1593 words)

  
 Appomattox Court House - Apr 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Battle of Appomattox Court House - VA Apr 8-10, 2005
The actual field at Appomattox National Park where the Confederate troops gathered to surrender their arms on April 12, 1865.
The North Carolina monument, the only state monument at Appomattox, commemorating Grimes' division opening the Lynchburg Road on April 9, 1865, which was reenacted on Sunday by The Carolina Legion.
www.26nc.org /PhotoGallery/NewEventPhotos/2005/Appomattox/main.htm   (1148 words)

  
 appomattox court house - OneLook Dictionary Search
Appomattox Court House : The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy [home, info]
APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
Phrases that include appomattox court house: battle of appomattox court house
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The rebel army was brought to bay at Gettysburg Pa., and there on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July, 1863, occurred one of the most desperate and sanguinary conflicts ever fought on the American continent, victory finally perching on the banners of the Union army.
This battle was considered the turning point of the rebellion, the high water mark, for from that time on, under the vigorous blows of Grant, Sherman arid Sheridan, the structure began to decay and finally went to pieces at Appomattox Court House, Va., in the spring of 1865.
At the battle of Winchester (Sept. 19, 1864) Gen. Chapman (who had been promoted) was wounded and left the command, only to return for a few days, when he was assigned to the command of Gen. Averill's division.
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