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

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia


Mammals of Appomattox Court House NHP

Common name

Scientific name


Order Artiodactyla: Deer

White-tailed deer

Odocoileus virginianus

Order Carnivora: Predatory mammals

Black bear

Ursus americanus


Lynx rufus


Canis latrans

Common gray fox

Urocyon cinereoargenteus

Red fox

Vulpes vulpes

Common raccoon

Procyon lotor

Striped skunk

Mephitis mephitis

American mink

Mustela vison

Long-tailed weasel

Mustela frenata

Least weasel

Mustela nivalis

Order Chiroptera: Bats

Little brown myotis

Myotis lucifugus

Northern myotis

Myotis septentrionalis

Silver-haired bat

Lasionycteris noctivagans

Eastern pipistrelle

Pipistrellus subflavus

Big brown bat

Eptesicus fuscus

Eastern red bat

Lasiurus borealis

Hoary bat

Lasiurus cinereus

Order Didelphimorphia: Marsupials

Virginia opossum

Didelphis virginiana

Order Insectivora: Shrews & Moles

Pygmy shrew

Sorex hoyi

Southeastern shrew

Sorex longirostris

Northern short-tailed shrew

Blarina brevicauda

Least shrew

Cryptotis parva

Eastern mole

Scalopus aquaticus

Star-nosed mole

Condylura cristata

Order Lagomorpha: Rabbits

Eastern cottontail

Sylvilagus floridanus

Order Rodentia: Rodents

American beaver

Castor canadensis

Woodchuck (groundhog)

Marmota monax

Common Muskrat

Ondatra zibethicus

Eastern gray squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis

Eastern fox squirrel

Sciurus niger

Southern flying squirrel

Glaucomys volans

Red squirrel

Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Eastern chipmunk

Tamias striatus

Hispid cotton rat

Sigmodon hisidus

Alleghany woodrat

Neotoma magister

Eastern harvest mouse

Reithrodontomys humulis

White-footed mouse

Peromyscus leucopus

Golden mouse

Ochrotomys nuttalli

Meadow jumping mouse

Zapus hudsonius

Meadow vole

Microtus pennsylvanicus

Woodland vole

Microtus pinetorum

Southern red-backed vole

Clethrionomys gapperi

Did You Know?

Wilmer Mclean House

The name of this village is Appomattox Court House, as was common among many county seats in Virginia. The surrender meeting actually took place in a private home, that of Wilmer McLean.