McLean House - Appomattox, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 37° 22.645 W 078° 47.840
17S E 695024 N 4139017
Quick Description: The place where the Civil War officially ended.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2014 7:35:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMN5A5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "At midday on April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee rode into this yard, dismounted, and disappeared into the McLean House. Grant, surrounded by generals and staff officers, soon followed. Dozens of officers, horses, and onlookers waited outside. After 90 minutes, Lee and Grant emerged. To the silent salutes of Union officers, Lee rode back through the village – to his defeated army.

The home that hosted the surrender meeting was one of the best in Appomattox. Built in 1848, it had since 1862 been owned by businessman Wilmer McLean. The house became a sensation after the surrender. Union officers took some mementos; and in 1893 it was dismantled for display in Washington, D.C. But that display never happened, and the National Park Service reconstructed the building on its original site in the 1940s."
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