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150th Appomattox Video

Sesquicentennial Celebration

A little over a year ago we made national news. It had been 150 years since the surrender of General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House and we had the honor of recreating it exactly where it look place over a century ago. Just in case you missed this incredible moment for Appomattox, we wanted to share it with you again. #ThrowBackThursday
Video Credit: Life Focus Pictures

Posted by Appomattox on Thursday, December 29, 2016

A Walk With Death -Civil War Short Film by Logan Fulton

Definitely worth the nine minutes!

 

 

The Blue and the Grey by Francis Miles Finch

By the flow of the inland river,
Whence the fleets of iron have fled,
Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver,
Asleep are the ranks of the dead:
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgement-day;
Under the one, the Blue,
Under the other, the Gray

These in the robings of glory,
Those in the gloom of defeat,
All with the battle-blood gory,
In the dusk of eternity meet:
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgement-day;
Under the laurel, the Blue,
Under the willow, the Gray

From the silence of sorrowful hours,
The desolate mourners go,
Lovingly laden with flowers
Alike for the friend and the foe;
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgement-day;
Under the roses, the Blue,
Under the lilies, the Gray

Sadly but not with upbraiding,
The generous deed was done,
In the storm of the years that are fading
No braver battle was won:
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgement-day;
Under the blossoms, the Blue,
Under the garlands, the Gray

No more shall the war cry sever,
Or the winding rivers be red;
They banish our anger forever
When they laurel the graves of our dead!
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgement-day;
Love and tears for the Blue,
Tears and love for the Gray.