Friday, January 28, 2011

A Meeting in Appomattox



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

American history teaches that General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to Lt. General U. S. Grant in the parlor of the McLean House in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. The two met briefly again the next day at this site along the lane between the two armies.

30 comments:

Happyone :-) said...

I love that fence!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I too,like that fence.

Sandra said...

beautiful old rugged fence,i would love to see all of it

Mildred said...

Another place that I enjoyed visiting many years ago. It is nice to be reminded of that trip through your nice photo.

Jen said...

It's great that history like this is preserved.
Nice shot George.

Maria said...

beautiful pairing of image & words! Have a relaxing weekend, George

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Ginny said...

I guess the lovely fence is in between the two armies were! Interesting.

Pat - Arkansas said...

That's a beautiful vista, George. It's hard, now, to imagine the tragedies of war that occurred at and near that place.

Kay said...

I have always wanted to visit some Civil War sights, but have never had the chance to visit the states they are in.

Sey said...

The fence looks aged with time but it holds one great memory of history! WoW!!!

EG Wow said...

You know so much about Civil War history!

rainfield61 said...

The two met again for a cup of coffee?

teca said...

Hey, how many photos these days!
You always have news! :)

Good weekend to you and yours.
Hugs.

Cheryl said...

I always enjoy seeing your photos of historical sites. One can only image the scene that day...

Loren said...

Can you even imagine being here! Must have been amazing for you George!

Read about your parents on Betsy's blog! What a wonderful example they are! I will be praying for them as the "Think about" moving :)

Have a blessed weekend

Pam said...

A meeting of two great minds seeking peace.. after a lot of lives were lost. War is always a tragedy from beginning to the end.

be Well and Happy George,
Pam

Lily Riani said...

i just realised the fence, thats really cool.

Ash said...

Interesting fence!

Leovi said...

Interesting information documented with a pretty picture.

KathyA said...

The ironies of this final meeting at the McLean House in Appomattox amaze me. Wilbur Mclean (a black marketeer) had moved his family from Bull Run, VA (the site of the 1st battle of the Civil War) to quiet Appomattox. Interesting, huh?!

Ryan said...

Great history of a bloody war, looks like an eerie place George.

SandyCarlson said...

An incredible space. I am glad it is preserved.

London Is Cool said...

Looks like a truly beautiful place to visit. And the old fence sure does help to enhance the image...

Janie said...

It's fascinating to think of the historic meeting that occurred here.
Love the old fence.

KleinsteMotte said...

Such a peaceful looking place and yet those two that met there had heavy hearts. War leaves a huge hole for all.

Ann said...

In Borneo, we used to stack two feet long timber for firewood like this. They form a tower and won't fall off.

Carletta said...

A lovely rural scene.
I wonder what they said to each other?

A Lady's Life said...

I love the way they made these fences
I don't think you need to dig a post in either.

Regina said...

Scuh a wonderful scene with a great history.
Have a great week ahead.

Tammie Lee said...

I love the creativity of this fence, it is artful!