152nd Anniversary Commemoration

Generals Lee & Grant shaking hands
Painting of Generals Lee and Grant shaking hands in the parlor of the McClean House
Special Events
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
152nd Anniversary of the Surrender
April 7, 2017 - April 12, 2017
(All programs start in the Visitor Center lobby unless otherwise noted)

Friday April 7, 2017
10:20 a.m. The Sweeneys are Indeed a Wonder by David Wooldridge
11:20 a.m. Village Tour by Albert Carter
12:20 p.m. “In at the Death:” Sheridan’s March 1865 Central Virginia Campaign by David Wooldridge
1:20 p.m. Two Rivers, Two Railroads, and a Highway: The Appomattox Campaign by Albert Carter
2:20 p.m. Prelude to Appomattox: Sailor’s Creek, High Bridge and Cumberland Church by Lee Wilcox
3:20 p.m. Why Here? by Ernie Price

Saturday April 8, 2017
9:30 a.m. Tactical Demonstration (Meeks Field) followed by Zouave Program
10:20 a.m. “In at the Death:” Sheridan’s March 1865 Central Virginia Campaign by David Wooldridge
10:50 a.m. Lee and Grant Photo Op with Thomas Jesse and Curt Fields (McLean House)
11:20 a.m. Two Rivers, Two Railroads and a Highway: The Appomattox Campaign by Albert Carter
11:50 a.m. Confederate Firing Demonstration (Meeks Field)
12:20 p.m. The Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox by Chris Bingham (Conner House Site location, [1 mi. west on Hwy 24, left on Rt. 656])
12:50 p.m. Artillery Demonstration (Meeks Field)
1:20 p.m. The Formal Surrender Parade by Bob Swift
1:50 p.m. Lee and Grant Photo Op with Thomas Jesse/Curt Fields (McLean House)
2:20 p.m. The Battles of Appomattox Station and Appomattox Court House by
Patrick Schroeder (In Visitor Center Theater)
2:50 p.m. Stacking of Arms (on stage road east of the Courthouse)
3:20 p.m. U. S. Colored Troops at Appomattox by Chris Bingham
3:50 p.m. Federal Firing Demonstration (Meeks’ Field) followed by Zouave program
4:00 p.m. The Battle of Appomattox Station by Patrick Schroeder (on site at Appomattox Station Battlefield)
4:30 p.m. Meet Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant by Curt Fields (Union Camp near McLean House)
5:30 p.m. A Visit to Old Appomattox with George Peers by Patrick Schroeder (a first
person living history program)
7:45 p.m. Luminaries (4,600) through the village and choir music by the Diamond Hill Soulsters (choir on Clover Hill Tavern porch)
* All day: Parole Printing Demonstrations (inside Clover Hill Tavern)


Sunday, April 9, 2017
9:20 a.m. Battle of Appomattox Court House walking talk/tour with Patrick Schroeder
10:20 a.m. The Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox by Chris Bingham (Conner House Site location [1 mi. west on Hwy 24, left on Rt. 656])
10:30 a.m. Last Shots Demonstration (Meeks Field) followed by Zouave program
10:50 a.m Meet Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant by Curt Fields (Union Camp near McLean House)
11:20 a.m. The Formal Surrender Parade by Bob Swift
11:50 a.m. Lee and Grant Photo op with Curt Fields/Thomas Jesse (McLean House)
12:20 p.m. The Battles of Appomattox Station and Appomattox Court House by
Patrick Schroeder (In Visitor Center Theater)
12:50 p.m Stacking of Arms (on stage road east of the Courthouse)
1:20 p.m. Leadership and the Surrender Meeting by Ernie Price
2:20 p.m. The Surrenders and Events After Appomattox by Chris Bingham
3:00 p.m. Lee departs from the McLean House as the surrender meeting concludes
3:20 p.m. The Surrender and Commissioners Meeting by Alyssa Holland
* All day: Parole Printing Demonstrations (inside Clover Hill Tavern)

Monday, April 10, 2016
10:20 a.m. A Warrior in Two Camps: Ely Parker by David Wooldridge
11:20 a.m. Meet Lt. Gen. U.S. Grant by Curt Fields
12:20 p.m. The Surrender and Commissioners Meeting by Chris Bingham
1:20 p.m. What’s in a Name by David Wooldridge
2:20 p.m. U. S. Colored Troops at Appomattox by Chris Bingham
3:20 p.m. Going Home: The Confederate Soldier Experience by Ernie Price
* All day: Parole Printing Demonstrations (inside Clover Hill Tavern)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
10:20 a.m. A Warrior in Two Camps: Ely Parker by David Wooldridge
11:20 a.m. Two Rivers, Two Railroads, and a Highway: The Appomattox Campaign by Albert Carter
12:20 p.m. Historian’s Museum Tour by Patrick Schroeder
1:20 p.m. The Surrender and Commissioners Meeting by Brandon Chamberlain
2:20 p.m. Village Tour by Albert Carter
3:20 p.m. Going Home: The Confederate Soldier Experience by Ernie Price
* All day: Parole Printing Demonstrations (inside Clover Hill Tavern)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
10:20 a.m. The Formal Surrender Parade by Bob Swift
11:20 a.m. The Surrender and Commissioners Meeting by Brandon Chamberlain
12:20 p.m. Joshua Chamberlain and the Stacking of Arms by Patrick Schroeder
1:20 p.m. The Surrenders and Events After Appomattox by Alyssa Holland
2:20 p.m. Going Home: The Confederate Soldier Experience by Ernie Price
3:20 p.m. Paroles, Pardons, and the Oath of Allegiance by Patrick Schroeder
* All day: Parole Printing Demonstrations (inside Clover Hill Tavern)


SUBJECT TO CHANGE
PRINTABLE SCHEDULE for the 152nd commemoration

Civil War Ball, Civil War Dinner and lodging package
The following was quoted from Experience Appomattox (web site link):

"The Appomattox 1865 Foundation, in partnership with Appomattox Inn and Suites, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and the American Civil War Museum present this special opportunity for visitors to commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the surrender of General Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House.

For only the seventh time since 1865, the surrender anniversary will fall on a Palm Sunday, just as it did 152 years ago. On this special occasion, the National Park will present “real time” programs and demonstrations at the very same time those events occurred on Sunday, April 9th, 1865."

 

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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
P.O. Box 218

Appomattox, VA 24522

Phone:

(434) 352-8987 x226

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