: 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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Special visit From Father Christmas & one of his elves at the Park’s Holiday Open House!
Autumn sun sets on the Isbell House. Built in 1850, this original building now serves as the Park's headquarters. #NPS