Appomattox County

> Appomattox County, highlighted in map of Virginia

the South Side Railroad, linking Petersburg to Lynchburg prior to the Civil War, bypassed Appomattox Court House
the South Side Railroad, linking Petersburg to Lynchburg prior to the Civil War, bypassed Appomattox Court House
Source: Library of Congress, A map of the state of Virginia by Herman B��e (1826), updated by Lewis von Buchholtz (1859)

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the 1865 surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia did not occur in the county courthouse; Wilmer McLean's home was a more-impressive structure
the 1865 surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia did not occur in the county courthouse; Wilmer McLean's home was a more-impressive structure
Source: National Park Service, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (photo by NPS/Victoria Stauffenberg)


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