Living History Characters

John Dennett, newspaper reporter
John Dennett, newspaper reporter

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John Dennett was a reporter for the New York newspaper, The Nation. He travelled the South immediately after the war to document the stories of people from all walks of life. During the summer of 1865 he visited Appomattox.
 
I. Edwards
Isaiah Edwards

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Isaiah Edwards is a soldier of the 188th PA. Isaiah has been brought back with his unit acting as Provost Guards. Their job is to re-instate law and order in Appomattox County.vide
 
Martha Hix, village resident
Martha Hix, village resident

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Martha Hix is a village resident and daughter of the tavern owner.
 
Wilson Hix owner of Clover Hill Tavern
Wilson Hix

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Wilson Hix is the owner of the Clover Hill Tavern and father of Emma and Martha
 
Maria Meeks
Maria Meeks, wife of Francis Meeks, the owner of Meeks General Merchandise

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Maria Meeks: Mrs. Meeks is the wife of Francis Meeks, the owner of Meeks General Merchandise, and the mother of Lafayette meeks who died in 1861 while fighting for the Confederacy. She witnessed many of the events that occurred at Appomattox.

Last updated: October 3, 2021

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Appomattox , VA 24522

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