#StillnessAtAppomattox

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#StillnessAtAppomattox : Confederate cannon in the yard of the Peers House. Some of the last artillery shots of the war in VA were fired from here. #CivilWar
#StillnessAtAppomattox : A winter sunset from a few weeks back paints vibrant colors on the Eastern horizon. #AppomattoxNPS #FindYourPark
#StillnessAtAppomattox : These were five of the most popular Stillness images from 2017. Appomattox Court House certainly experiences all four seaons and the changes in the landscape come through in the Stillness series throughout the year. The park would like to thank all of our loyal Facebook followers for their continued interest in the park and we look forward to seeing all of you in 2018! #AppomattoxNPS #FindYourPark #CivilWar #YearInReview
As the sun sets on 2017, let us remember those that walked this land before us and keep them always in our thoughts. #appomattox #appomattoxcourthouse #appomattoxnhp #experienceappomattox #StillnessAtAppomattox #history #nonprofit #helpushonorthepast
Stillness at Appomattox: The McLean House parlor security cam caught this image of an "intruder" in the "Surrender Room" recently. He was dressed as Father Christmas would have been during the Civil War era (see Thomas Nast's Harper's Weekly illustrations of the jolly old elf back then.) Stay tuned because we'll be on the lookout for him tonight, although our NPS Integrated Pest Management procedures mean we won't be able to leave any milk and cookies. #StillnessAtAppomattox #StNicholasAtAppomattox #NPSMuseumHandbookProcedures
#StillnessAtAppomattox The McLean House after last week's snow storm. #AppomattoxNPS #FindYourPark
#StillnessAtAppomattox Snow blankets the Stage Road to the courthouse building. #AppomattoxNPS
#StillnessAtAppomattox A beautiful late Autumn sunset over the McLean house and the western side of the village. #NPS #FindYourPark
#StillnessAtAppomattox Autumn sun sets on the Isbell House. Built in 1850, this original building now serves as the Park's headquarters. #NPS
#StillnessAtAppomattox Fallen leaves in front of the Clover Hill Tavern remind us of the changing seasons 152 years ago. #NPS
#StillnessAtAppomattox A cool misty morning at Appomattox Court House a few weeks back. Muted fall colors were finally starting to emerge. #NPS #FindYourPark
#StillnessAtAppomattox Lovely Autumn sunset over the western edge of Appomattox Court House. #NPS #FindYourPark
#StillnessAtAppomattox Fog blankets the fields around the village. Similar conditions greeted the armies on April 9, 1865. #NPS
#StillnessAtAppomattox The morning sun brightens the fields around the village. A quiet place until April 1865, the arrival of 100,000 troops would change that. #NPS
#StillnessAtAppomattox The Stage Road looking west from the village. The blacksmith shop of Charles Duigiud, a free black man, stood nearby. #NPS
#StillnessAtAppomattox This small cabin was the home of the Widow Kelly in 1865. John Robinson, a former slave and skilled cobbler, lived here after the war. #NPS
Prep time for @paragonopen with @klajdi6 and @meganwa11ace as we practice my stillness in tango #stillnessatappomattox
#StillnessAtAppomattox Looking west along the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Rd. on a beautiful summer day. #NPS #FindYourPark
Stillness at Appomattox. The newly revived Charles Sweeney cabin as it will look when "throngs" of early banjo musicians & listeners arrive Sat. Sept. 9th. Built around 1840, this was the home of Charles Sweeney- soldier, mail carrier & musical cousin to Joel Sweeney. #StillnessAtAppomattox #SweeneyBanjoFest
Join us at the park for a day of history and music. #music #banjo #musicfestival #1865foundation #appomattoxnhp #stillnessatappomattox https://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/JoelSweeneytheBanjoFestival
"The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads." Shelby Foote #appomattox #civilwar #appomattoxnps #stillnessatappomattox #1865foundation
#StillnessAtAppomattox : An ordinary Eastern Red Cedar tree stands as the solitary sentinel over the grave of Lafayette Meeks. #NPS #FindYourPark
#StillnessAtAppomattox The Mariah Wright House on a hot summer day in Virginia. #NPS #FindYourPark
#StillnessAtAppomattox Looking east across the Appomattox River on a steamy summer morning. #NPS #FindYourPark
#StillnessAtAppomattox The sun sets over the grave of Lafayette Meeks, Appomattox resident and CS soldier who died of typhoid in 1861. #NPS #FindYourPark
#StillnessAtAppomattox The setting sun illuminates the kitchen and smokehouse behind the Bocock-Isbell House. #NPS #FindYourPark
#StillnessAtAppomattox The "New Jail" in the village. completed in 1867, it replaced the burned old jail (brick piers are visible). #NPS
#StillnessAtAppomattox Sunset reflects off the Isbell House, an original structure that today serves as park HQ. #NPS #FindYourPark
#StillnessAtAppomattox Sunset over Appomattox Court House gives a very different perspective to the village. #NPS #FindYourPark
#StillnessAtAppomattox Setting sun reflects off of the Meeks General Store on an early summer evening. #NPS #FindYourPark
Stillness at Appomattox; A recent glimpse- before the May showers- of the gun & limber at the location of Union Lt. James H. Lord’s two 3-inch Ordnance Rifles during the Battle of Appomattox Court House. #StillnessAtAppomattox #JamesLord #RobertsBrigade #AppomattoxNPS
#StillnessAtAppomattox Clear blue skies over the Clover Hill Tavern, a welcome change from the rainy weather of late. #NPS #FindYourPark
#StillnessAtAppomattox Morning light brightens the McLean House, scene of the surrender meeting on April 9, 1865. #NPS #FindYourPark
#StillnessAtAppomattox Rainy weather once again descends upon Appomattox Court House, just as it did in April 1865. #findyourpark #NPS
Houston, we have an international rumba routine. @zana_queen_ put up with me for weeks doing this and I now have 10 international routines so I'm an alleged 10 dancer. #stillnessatappomattox #fourholdone #dwmsoho #dwmfam now @lelebell6686 gets to technique Latin to death.
When you have a world class pro like @tonydovolani tell you how much you've improved, it makes your day. And when he remembers your routines so much that he says no other coach is allowed to tinker with the choreo, just focus on technique, that's saying something. #dwmsoho #dwmfam #yescoach #stillnessatappomattox #itwasreallyhotinthatoutfit
Here on April 9, 1865, after four years of heroic struggle in defense of principles believed fundamental to the existence of our government, Robert E. Lee, commanding general of the army of Northern #Virginia , surrendered 9,000 men to Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all United States forces. The confederates were a remnant of an army still unconquered in spirit. When Grant and Lee sat down in the parlor of Wilmer McLean's home, Grant asked only that the confederates pledge not to take up arms against the United States. Officers were allowed to keep their side arms, and soldiers who owned their horses were allowed to take them home. Generous terms began the process of reunification. 🇺🇸 #CivilWar #FindYourPark #Appomattox #StillnessAtAppomattox #CorrieBudTravels
#stillnessatappomattox Muddy roads and soggy fields remind us of the weather conditions in the Spring of 1865. #apx152 #nps
#stillnessatappomattox flowers bloom around the foundation of the Tibbs' house. Thomas Tibbs served in the CS Army and surrendered at Appomattox. To follow him in real time through the events of the Appomattox Campaign, please visit www.twitter.com/thomastibbsapx
#stillnessatappomattox Grave of Moses Sweeney, Revolutionary War veteran and grandfather of Joel Walker Sweeney, developer of the modern five string banjo. This cemetery is located within Appomattox Court House NHP.
#stillnessatappomattox blue sky and puffy clouds over Appomattox Court House. On left is the Richmond-Lynchburg Rd, Lee's route to the McLean House #nps #findyourpark
#stillnessatappomattox Flowers bloom at the Bocock-Isbell House, another indication of an early Spring, despite colder temps of late. #nps #findyourpark
#StillnessAtAppomattox : Blooming Daffodils in front of the Mariah Wright House, a result of the unseasonable warmth seen across the region this week. Built in the early 1820's, this home is representative of the many unpainted frame buildings that once dominated the landscape of central Virginia. In 1865, this was the home of the widow Mariah Wright and her younger children. On April 9, Federal troops under General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain approached this house as the white flags began to come out from the Confederate lines. Though not open to the public, this building is one of the oldest original structures within the park. #NPS #FindYourPark
#stillnessatappomattox : Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's vantage point as he approached Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. #nps #findyourpark
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