Battle of Appomattox Court House

Battle of Appomattox Court House - Stories

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Child named Carl who became a soldier; with handwritten note and lock of hair in case

    Photo shows a childhood image of a soldier named Carl. He was killed in combat during the fighting at Dinwiddie Court House (March 31) and Five Forks (April 1), shortly before Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. (Source: Matthew R. Gross and Elizabeth T. Lewin, 2010) Identified soldier is probably: Carlos E. Rogers of Company K, 185th New York, who was killed on either March 29 or 30, 1865, at Quaker Road in Dinwiddie County. (Source: North South Trader's Civil War, vol. 35, 2010, p. 55)

    Wilmer McLean's Home

      Federal soldiers at the courthouse, April 1865

          U.S. Postage Stamp, 1965 issue, commemorating the centennial anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House

              Parlor of the (reconstructed) McLean House, the site of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender

                The New York Times, 10 Apr 1865, Mon, Page 1

                  The New York Times, 10 Apr 1865, Mon, Page 1

                    The New York Times, 9 Apr 1865, Sun, Page 1