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Legacy Museum of African American History present: “Beyond the Battlefield: Historical Archaeology of the Hannah Reynolds Site at Appomattox Court House NHP"

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Beyond the Battlefield

David Woolridge

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News Release Date: September 6, 2018

Contact: David Woolridge, 434-352-8987 ext 236

Appomattox Court House NHP, Lynchburg Public Library and the Legacy Museum of African American History present: “Beyond the Battlefield: Historical Archaeology of the Hannah Reynolds Site at Appomattox Court House NHP”

Appomattox, VA- Appomattox Court House NHP, the Lynchburg Public Library, and the Legacy Museum of African American History invite you to a presentation that will explore the historical archaeology of the Hannah Reynolds Site at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park on Thursday September 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lynchburg Public Library. The evening’s lecture and discussion will be presented by Museum Technician David Wooldridge of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park instead of Dr. Fogle who will not be able to attend.  

“This talk will discuss the historical and archaeological research into the life of Hannah Reynolds, an enslaved woman, who was the only civilian casualty of the battle of Appomattox Court House on April 9th, 1865.The story of Hannah Reynolds provides a vital opportunity to shift the interpretive lens away from a singular focus on soldiers and fighting to examine the enslaved and free populations who inhabited the cultural landscapes torn apart by Civil War battles. Through artifacts and documents, this talk will examine the initial search for the Reynolds dwelling and share some preliminary results of the 2018 excavation,” stated Dr. Kevin Fogle, Research Affiliate with the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina.

“Beyond the Battlefield” will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. inside the Lynchburg Public Library’s Community Meeting Room. The program is free and open to the public.

About Appomattox Court House National Historical Park: On April 9, 1865, the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia in the McLean House in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia signaled the end of the nation's largest war. The stories of Appomattox Court House go far beyond the final significant battles of this nation's Civil War. Learn more at

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Last updated: September 12, 2018

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