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150th Anniversary Events at Appomattox Courthouse

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Actors portraying Lee and Grant in the McLean House during the making of the park’s new film (to be released for the 150th in April, 2015).

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The sesquicentennial at the Park will be centered around real time commemorative events. Listed below are the calender of events from April 8 to April 12, 2015. Those events organized by the Appomattox 1865 Foundation, the Park’s friends group, are also be listed below.

There are no tickets or advanced registrations required for any events in the park. Some events by our friends group and other organizations around Appomattox may require tickets or reservation, but none of the events in the park do.

Complete list of Events in the Park and County

** Also, this March 13-15, will be the 16th Annual Free Civil War Seminar put on by Appomattox Court House NHP and Longwood University, at Longwood University’s Jarman Auditorium. This is a special 3-day event featuring topics related to the 150th anniversary of the ending of the war. Check out a complete schedule of the seminar here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

9:00 Why Appomattox/ The Campaign (Tibbs) Chris Bingham
10:00 The Fall of Richmond / Petersburg (Triangle) Tracy Chernault
11:00 The Surrender Meeting (Tibbs) Joe Williams
12:00 The Battle of Five Forks (Triangle) Tracy Chernault
1:00 The Village of Appomattox Court House (Tibbs) Warren Taylor
2:00 The Battles of Sailor’s Creek (Triangle) Jim Godburn
3:00 The Battles of Appomattox (Tibbs) Joe Williams
3:30 Battle of Appomattox Station, Phase 1- (Lib. Baptist Ch.) Chris Calkins
4:00 Why Appomattox/ The Campaign (Triangle) Chris Bingham
5:00 Battle of App. Station, Phase 2- (Battlefield Property) Patrick Schroeder/Chris Calkins
6:30 Battle of Appomattox Station, Phase 3- (Tibbs) Patrick Schroeder

Thursday, April 9, 2015

7:30-10:30 Battle Demonstration (field west of village)
7:45 Battle of Appomattox Court House (Tibbs) Patrick Schroeder / Chris Calkins
8:00 Why Appomattox/ The Campaign (Triangle) Tracy Chernault
9:00 Battle of Appomattox Court House (Tibbs) Patrick Schroeder / Chris Calkins
9:00 Why Appomattox/ The Campaign (Triangle) Ron Wilson
10:00 The Surrender Meeting (Triangle) Ron Wilson
11-12:30 A Nation Remembers: Appomattox (Main Stage)
1:00 The Stacking of Arms (Talk) (Triangle) Chris Calkins
1:00 United States Postal Service, First Day of Issue Ceremony
1:30-3:05 A Parlor Meeting: Setting a Nation’s Course (McLean House)
3:10 Bells Across the Land Ceremony (McLean House)
4:00 The Surrender Meeting (Triangle) Tracy Chernault
4:00 Ely Parker, A Warrior in Two Camps (Tibbs) Al Parker
5:00 N.C. Monument Ceremony
(NC Monument)
5:00 U.S. Colored Troops at Appomattox (Triangle) Chris Bingham
5:00 The Confederate Cemetery (Conf. Cemetery) Patrick Schroeder
6:30-9 Lantern Tours
(Tours Begin at Flagpole)

Friday, April 10, 2015

9:00 Paroling Confederates (Triangle) Candace Hart
9:00 The Village of Appomattox Court House (Tibbs) Warren Taylor
10:00
Lee and Grant’s April 10th Meeting(Triangle) Patrick Schroeder
10:00 The Commissioners Meeting (Tibbs) Joe Williams
10:30-11:00 Confederate Rifle Demo-
(Demo. Field)
11:00 Why Appomattox/ The Campaign (Triangle) Tracy Chernault
11:00 War &Emancipation: The African American Experience
In the Civil War(Tibbs)Roger Davidson
11:30-12:00 U.S. Artillery Demo-
(near Confederate Cemetery)
12:00 Paroling Confederates (Triangle) David Wooldridge
12:00 Caring for the Wounded at Appomattox (Tibbs) Jim Godburn
1:00 Grant and Lee as Peacemakers (Triangle) Jack Davis
1:00 The Surrender Meeting (Tibbs) James Drass
1:30-2:00 Confederate Artillery Demo
(Demo. Field)
2:00 The Stacking of Arms (Talk) (Triangle) Patrick Schroeder
2:00 Confederates Going Home (Tibbs) Ernie Price
2:30-3:00 Cavalry Surrender Demo
(Demo Field)
3-3:30 Stacking of Arms Ceremony (Reenactment)
(Stage Road)
3:45-4:15 Confederate Artillery Horse Drawn Maneuver
(Demo Field)
4:00 Local Units and Impact of the War (Triangle) Chris Bingham
4:00 Why Appomattox/ The Campaign (Tibbs) Brandon Chamberlain
4:30-5:00 Cavalry Surrender Demo
(Demo Field)
5:00 Slavery and Memory of an African American Descendant (Triangle)Roger Davidson
5:00 Paroling Confederates (Tibbs) Candace Hart

6:30 Footsteps to Freedom/ Luminary (Rain date 4/11) (Main Stage/Village)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

9:00 Paroling Confederates (Triangle) David Wooldridge
9:00 Why Appomattox/ The Campaign (Tibbs) Tracy Chernault
10:30-11:00 U.S. Rifle Demo
(Demo Field)
10:00 U.S. Colored Troops at Appomattox (Triangle) Chris Bingham
10:00 The Surrender Meeting (Tibbs) Alyssa Holland
11:30-12:00 Artillery Surrender Demo
(Demo Field)
11:00 Johnston’s Surrender at the Bennett Place (Tibbs) John Guss
11:00 Battles of Appomattox (Triangle) Joe Williams
12:00 Paroling the Confederates (Triangle) Candace Hart
12:00 The Village of Appomattox Court House (Tibbs) Warren Taylor
12:30-1:00 Cavalry Demo-
(Demo Field)
1:00 Why Appomattox/ The Campaign (Triangle) Tracy Chernault
1:00 Confederados to Brazil (Tibbs) Casey Clabough
1:30-2:00 U.S. Artillery Demo
(near Conf. Cemetery)
2:00 The Stacking of Arms (Talk) (Triangle) Joe Williams
2:00 Joel Sweeney, Indeed a Wonder (Tibbs) Corbin Hayslett
3-3:30 Stacking of Arms Ceremony (Reenactment)
(Stage Road)
4:00 The Power of Appomattox (Triangle) Patrick Schroeder
4:00 Ely Parker, A Warrior in Two Camps (Tibbs) David Wooldridge
4:30-5:00 Artillery Surrender Demo
(Demo Field)
5:00 The Village of Appomattox Court House (Triangle) Warren Taylor
5:00 Why Appomattox/ The Campaign (Tibbs) Chris Bingham

Sunday, April 12, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 The First Act in Healing a Nation (Village) (Happens before park opens)
9:00 – 9:30 Stacking of Arms Ceremony (Reenactment)
(Stage Road)
10:00 The Stacking of Arms (Talk) (Triangle) Patrick Schroeder
10:00 Grant After the War (Tibbs) Frank O’Reilly
11:00 – 11:30 Stacking of Arms Ceremony (Reenactment)
(Stage Road)
12:00 The Stacking of Arms (Talk) (Triangle) Joe Williams
12:00 Lee After the War (Tibbs) Warren Taylor
1:00 – 1:30 Stacking of Arms Ceremony (Reenactment)
(Stage Road)
2:00 After Appomattox (Main Stage) David Blight
3:00 Stacking of Arms Ceremony, (Open Invitation Reenactment)
(Stage Road)
4:00 Confederates Going Home (Triangle) Ernie Price
4:00 Johnston’s Surrender at the Bennett Place (Tibbs) John Guss

Those looking for overnight accommodations for the Sesquicentennial should note that space in Appomattox County is limited. The outlying area might serve as a better resource for finding hotel rooms.

Join the National Park Service as it commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with events across the nation.