Welcome! To the Best Part of the Civil War…The End!
As General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia trudged along in their final trek, little did they realize that their journey would eventually lead them to the quiet little county seat village of Appomattox Court House. For four long years his men had contested with numerous Union generals, but now for the last year it was with a general named Ulysses S. Grant. The outcome of the war was now coming to a close in the first week of April, 1865. On the 9th, Palm Sunday, Lee and Grant would meet to call an end to the fighting in Virginia. No more bloodshed as over 618,000 men gave their lives to determine whether there would be one country or two. A century and a half later, Appomattox could boast, “Where Our Nation Reunited” and The Best Part of the Civil War…The End, commemorates this final American experience.
NOTE: The March for Preservation and Tactical Demonstration will be held on Saturday, April 4 at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, and the trek to High Bridge and Farmville will be held on April 5 (Easter Sunday).