Stillness at Appomattox
Actress Olivia Wray silhouetted by the setting sun on the final night of this year’s lantern tours.
Olivia portrayed Fannie Berry, an enslaved woman born in Appomattox county who was interviewed in 1937.
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The Mariah Wright house glows in the sunlight summer 2018's final days.
It was from this porch that 13 year old Mildred Williams watched the original courthouse burn in 1892.
Mildred, along with 5 other women of Appomattox, will be portrayed in our annual Lantern Tours hosted by the Appomattox1865 Foundation this coming Friday and Saturday night.
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Stillness at Appomattox: The Charles Sweeney Cabin will be the scene of much music making next Saturday just as it has been as far back as 1854.
Charles Sweeney’s Grandson Richard recalls music and dancing at his Grandfather’s house when he was a boy.
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Stillness at Appomattox: The Mariah Wright house on a recent evening. During Sept.’s Lantern Tours, Mariah Wright’s G-Granddaughter Mildred Williams Harris, will be portrayed as one of the stories told of the women of Appomattox Court House.
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The home of George Peers on a recent hot Virginia summer afternoon.
Throughout the blistering summer. preservationists from our maintenance division have been hard at work on some much needed repairs on the home.
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The setting sun illuminates the home of Lewis Daniel Isbell on a recent afternoon.
Within the next few weeks new interpretive panels detailing the history of the home & it’s former inhabitants will go up in the Park.
Stillness At Appomattox:
A recent view from the top floor of the Peers House out onto the east end of the stage road.
If that road could talk, what
stories it could tell: stories of war, of loss, of peace, of freedom.
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: The Meeks field on a foggy afternoon. The grave on the right is that of Lafayette Meeks, a local Confederate soldier who died of typhoid fever in 1861. #AppomattoxNPS
: 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
: 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!
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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.
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Autumn sun sets on the Isbell House. Built in 1850, this original building now serves as the Park's headquarters. #NPS
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
The Stage Road looking west from the village. The blacksmith shop of Charles Duigiud, a free black man, stood nearby. #NPS
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
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.