I had written a blog series during the 150th anniversary of the surrender, paying close attention to the historical timeline of events as they played out. The series starts days before the surrender, allowing you to see what was happening, as well as the letters exchanged between generals, as Lee and Grant were moving in… Continue reading Experiencing History Blog Series: Reliving the End of the Civil War, Moment by Moment
The Stacking of Arms Ceremony. The very reason why I, and hundreds of others, made their way to Appomattox, Virginia. 150 years ago on April 12th, Lee's army marched between 2 rows of Union soldiers and surrendered their weapons. It was a solemn moment for everyone involved. You can read 2 first-hand accounts of the… Continue reading Experiencing History: Pictures from Appomattox: Part 5 Stacking of Arms Ceremony
Today, I'm bringing to you a collection of interesting displays from various museums. I hope you enjoy. And don't forget you can catch up on the entire series by clicking on the "ExperHist" tag on the right. 🙂 This is one the flags that laid across Lincoln's coffin during his funeral procession. His procession lasted… Continue reading Experiencing History: Pictures from Appomattox: Part 4 Museums
Today, I'll share a collection of photos about the life of a soldier. Campground: Can you imagine, opening your front door and finding this on your lawn? Everywhere they went, they were on someone's property. Someone's field. Someone's barnyard. Someone's home. The men used tents of various shapes and sizes. Basically, whatever was available.… Continue reading Experiencing History: Pictures from Appomattox: Part 3 Soldier Life
Today's blog post is a miscellaneous set of pictures from the weekend. You'll find a few selfies, breathtaking scenery, and historic buildings. Enjoy! First, those lovely mountain shots.... The hills were just as lovely as the mountains. 🙂 I took some wonderful pictures of American flags at Civil War graves a couple summers ago, so… Continue reading Experiencing History: Pictures from Appomattox: Part 2 Personal Collection
I love attending living history events, but the hardest thing about these events are the civilians. Lol I know, I know, I'm one of them, but hear me out. It takes a great deal of patience to wait for the perfect moment, the perfect angle, to shoot the perfect picture withOUT any civilians in the… Continue reading Experiencing History: Pictures from Appomattox: Part 1 Reenactors
Announcing the winner of the giveaway!
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The shot that rocked a nation...
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