Last weekend I had a speaking engagement at the Horizons Unlimited event near Appomattox, VA. It’s a fantastic group of adventure travelers from all over. Here’s a link to the event, including a write-up of my two presentations: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/virginia-2017.
While I was there, a group of us riders took the opportunity to tour historic Appomattox Courthouse, where the surrender of the Civil War took place. I brought my Nikon Coolpix A camera, which has been converted to infrared. I thought it was a neat medium for such a historic location.
The Battle of Appomattox Court House, fought on the morning of April 9, 1865, was the final engagement of Confederate Army general Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army under Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.
The signing of the surrender documents occurred in the parlor of the house owned by Wilmer McLean on the afternoon of April 9. On April 12, a formal ceremony marked the disbandment of the Army of Northern Virginia and the parole of its officers and men, effectively ending the war in Virginia.