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2012 Appomattox History Weekend

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147th ANNIVERSARY MEETING OF LEE AND GRANT

APPOMATTOX HISTORY WEEKEND 2012

 

On April 13thh and 14th, 2012 the Appomattox Historical Society and the Appomattox United Daughters of the Confederacy joined forces once again for their Fourth Annual Appomattox History Weekend. The weekend started on Friday with school days as we welcomed school groups and lots of individual children for living history dating back prior to the Civil War. The children were taught about Wesley Chapel, built in the early 1800’s, the one room schoolhouse built in the late 1800’s, Blacksmith’s Shops and the Martin log cabin. The children had the honor of meeting Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant and see reenactors set up camp.  Students also got to make period envelopes and write period letters to the soldiers

On Saturday the park was open to all visitors and presented living history that cannot be forgotten. The day started with a Battalion Drill, General Grant addressing his commanders and General Lee addressing his commanders, General Lee dictating orders to be sent to General Pickett, General Pickett forming his battle plans, Ladies discussing secession, Confederate troops marching through the village stopping for water, food, and receiving letters written from home. At 3:00 p.m. ,the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House took place. There were also camp and hospital tours along with a presentation by Stan Clardy. The day’s activities concluded with Artillery night fire.

  

On Sunday morning a period church service was held on the lines near Wesley Chapel.  After a period church service, spectators were able to watch shad baking, then the Battle of Five Forks took place and to end the weekend at Clover Hill Village, Pay Call and a Medal Distribution took place. At 2:00 p.m. the United Daughters of the Confederacy held its annual Memorial Service at the Appomattox Confederate Cemetery.

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