• The village of Appomattox Court House from the west, the McLean House is on the right.

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia

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  • Filming in the park.

    Work on a new park film will be done from July 14 to July 17, 2014 that will result in partial closures around the village. The McLean House is expected to have interrupted service on July 15 and July 17.

Paroling the Army of Northern Virginia

11715-01 Parole Pass of L McDonald

Parole Pass of Corporal Lewis McDonald

The terms of the surrender allowed Confederate soldiers to be paroled and return home, instead of prison. It was not until the April 10 meeting between Grant and Lee that
it was agreed each Confederate would be provided with an individual parole pass certifying that the men would not take up
arms against the United States. Per Grant's instructions these passes could aid the former Confederates during their journey home, allowing them to use federal transportation (ships and trains where available) or to draw food and supplies from federally controlled stations in the South. Approximately 30,000 blank passes were printed at the Clover Hill Tavern. After the Confederates surrendered their military equipment, they were eligible to receive the pass. Some higher ranking Confederates were paroled by Federal officers, but most passes were signed by Confederate officers for the men in their commands.

Attached is an alphabetical listing of soldiers that were paroled at Appomattox Court House.

If you have questions regarding the parole listings, please contact us.

Did You Know?

Clover Hill Tavern

The oldest building in the village of Appomattox Court House, the Clover Hill Tavern, dates to 1819.