Saturday, March 24, 2012

General Lee's sword at Appomattox once again

The sword Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee had at his side when he surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant is returning to Appomattox as the centerpiece of a new museum examining the post-Civil War struggle to heal the nation.
The uniform Lee wore that day in 1865 will also be on display March 31 when the Museum of the Confederacy opens an 11,700-square-foot museum within a mile of where the war effectively ended.


Bob said...

At the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, VA, Lee's stuff is usually displayed in a life-sized diorama of his field tent, his uniform laid out and ready to be worn. It's the actual uniform, not a reproduction, and it gave me a shiver up my spine just to see it. They also have the riding cloak that J.E.B. Stuart was wearing when he was killed in the Wilderness campaign, blood stains still showing. Many other items associated with famous names can be found there, as well.

MSgt B said...

I'll be there for opening day, the 31st.

I'll try to get some pictures for you.

Isn't that your wedding day?

wirecutter said...

Oh man, I would LOVE to see pictures of that! Would you please remember me when you get back?

Uriah said...

I'm sorry to say, I've been to alot of battlefields and museams (yes, I'm a nerd, ah history buff) but I've yet to go there. Now I have another reason to.