Sunday, May 4, 2008

Appomattox Court House Visit

On May 3, 2008, Isaac got to go back in the nation's history and visit the historic Appomattox Court House site. Issac got to walk the same grounds that Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant walked when they met to end the Civil War of the United States.

Below is a shot of the Appomattox Court House. This was the focus of attention following the surrender on April 9, 1965.

Below is a shot of the house where the surrender took place. The MacLean house was taken apart following the Civil War and was to be reassembled in Washington but it never left this site and was put back together in the 1940's as it was on the day the Civil War ended.

Below is Isaac visiting the room where the war ended. In the background is the table where Grant wrote up the terms of surrendered and the white marble table on which Lee approved them. I was a bit shocked at how small the room was. I had always seen the famous painting that was in history books but it was not the same.

Isaac eventually became bored with all this historical stuff. Maybe eventually when he gets in middle school he will appreciate more the magnitude of where he was. Instead, for the moment, Isaac liked being outdoors and playing in the grass.

Well we have to continue our trip so I guess we better hit the road. Isaac, you might want to go in the car it will be faster that way.

Check back in soon and the Lynchburg Hillcats pictures will be added.

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