Commemoration of the Surrender and Freedom Day (Sunday)

Hourly Schedule

Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The African American Experience with the 5th U.S.C.T. Company G
In an hour-long performance, experience the trials, tribulations, and victories of the African American experience from 1804-1870. Ona Lewis brings to life Sojourner Truth’s journey, and Bertram Floyd and Frederick Smith depict the lives of African American men and US Colored Troops through the use of story, poetry, and song.
12:30 PM - :30 PM
Reenactor Skirmish
Witness a skirmish between the 24th Virginia and the 99th New York Infantry.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
“Myths About Lee’s Surrender” with Patrick Schroder
Discover the truth about where Lee was heading with his army, the losses at Sailor’s Creek, the origins of the apple tree story, where the surrender actually took place, who accompanied Lee to the McLean House, who was present at the surrender meeting, Grant’s uniform, George Armstrong Custer’s role at Appomattox, surrenders after Appomattox, the Confederate soldiers’ return home, Lee’s activities after the surrender, the buildings of Appomattox Court House, the wax figures, and all about Wilmer McLean and his house used for the surrender meeting.


Apr 14 2024


8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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