The Stacking of Arms Ceremony. The very reason why I, and hundreds of others, made their way to Appomattox, Virginia. 150 years ago on April 12th, Lee’s army marched between 2 rows of Union soldiers and surrendered their weapons. It was a solemn moment for everyone involved. You can read 2 first-hand accounts of the event that I shared here on my blog.
I was able to see the ceremony twice that weekend. Once in real time. It was a wonderful experience!
The Union Army filing in:
The Confederate Army filing in:
Touching the flag for the last time:
Prepare and Stack:
It is finished:
The long awaited homecoming:
I hope you enjoyed the entire Experiencing History series. You can catch up on anything you missed by clicking on the “#ExperHist” tag on the right. 🙂