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#1 civilwargal

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 05:20 PM

Saturday is the anniversary of the Surrender of Appomatox.  (That is if the Government is still up in running-otherwise the re-enactors will have to go home)
Here is a short synopsis of what happened that day. The signing took place in Wilmer Macleans house and the Union Generals picked the place clean for souvenirs.  Maclean had moved there when a shell destroyed his kitchen at his house at Manasses.  It was said that the war started in his kitchen and ended in his living room.

http://www.eyewitnes...om/appomatx.htm
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:00 PM

View Postcivilwargal, on 08 April 2011 - 05:20 PM, said:

  It was said that the war started in his kitchen and ended in his living room.

http://www.eyewitnes...om/appomatx.htm

I always loved that fact. Think of the odds! I call that one of those, fun things to know and tell, items.
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 04:52 PM

View PostWalt, on 08 April 2011 - 09:00 PM, said:

I always loved that fact. Think of the odds! I call that one of those, fun things to know and tell, items.

I had a teacher that called it "Cocktail Party fodder". It's a fun fact that you can pull out when things are dull at a party.
George Armstrong Custer wound up with the small table that the surrender was drafted on.
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 09:49 PM

Excuse the pun but, oh how the tables turned...
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:17 PM

Good One Marion!!
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