Concord, Virginia: fascinating local history

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Virginia’s Appomattox Court House National Historical Park marks the end of a bloody chapter. Step back in time to 1865, where the McLean House witnessed the surrender of General Lee’s Confederate army to General Grant’s Union forces. Explore the meticulously preserved village, including the original courthouse building.  Exhibits unveil the complexities of the Civil War and the long road to national reunion. Beyond the surrender, delve into the stories of ordinary soldiers through the Parole List, revealing the human cost of the war.  Appomattox Court House National Historical Park offers a poignant reminder of the war’s toll and the fragile hope for peace.

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