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Appomattox 150th Anniversary Goes Digital!
Appomattox, Va. –Go to: http://video.magpi.net/videos/livestreams/page1/ on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. –4 p.m. EST for a live look-in at events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox.
Can't make it to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park for the 150th anniversary activities?No problem! Tune in on Sunday, April 12 for a live broadcast and experience the commemorative events from 10 a.m. –4:00 p.m. est.Feel the power of place as the broadcast takes place in "real time" on the same road that Confederate soldiers stacked their arms in 1865.
This interactive broadcast brings together noted authors, subject matter experts, living history reenactors, educators and Ranger staff in an engaging way that highlight not only what happened, but WHY it happened!
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. "Live! from Appomattox!" - Be part of the signature program of the week as the events of 150 years ago are covered TO THE MINUTE!
SEE: The stacking of arms of Confederate soldiers as the final drama of the Civil War comes to its conclusion. EST! 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
HEAR: The stirring fifes and drums, bugles, trumpets and explore the role of music in the Civil War.
MEET: Historical portrayals of Generals Grant, Custer, Lee, and field soldiers of both the Union and the Confederacy, as well as civilians including free and enslaved African-Americans. Subject matter experts and noted authors will also provide commentary.
INTERACT: Send your questions and comments to: #AskAPX or @AppomattoxNPS -YOUR comments will be read every half hour starting at 11:30 a.m.
Have an ancestor who was at Appomattox?Contact us during this live broadcast!We will put you in touch with our education center where researchers are uncovering those who were here 150 years ago.
Last updated: April 11, 2015