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Experiencing History: Pictures from Appomattox: Part 5 Stacking of Arms Ceremony

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:

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The Confederate Army filing in:

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Touching the flag for the last time:

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Prepare and Stack:

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Surrendering Ammunition:

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It is finished:

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Walking away:

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The End:

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The long awaited homecoming:

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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. šŸ™‚

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5 thoughts on “Experiencing History: Pictures from Appomattox: Part 5 Stacking of Arms Ceremony

  1. You can just imagine what was going through their minds. Sadness of course over having to surrender, maybe some anger, but on top of that joy at getting home alive to see their families. It was a very emotional time I’m sure.

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  2. Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures. We really enjoyed our visit to Appomattox, so much history. I love the stories of the plate and doll. It is the things like that that intrigue me the most.
    ~ Blessings ~

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    1. We have that in common, Lisa! I’m drawn to those types of stories too. I was also really drawn into the story behind the Valentine. There isn’t anything known, but I want to know more about it. lol Curious minds and all.

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