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My first stop on my way southwestward from Charlottesville is
Appomattox Court House National Historic Site, the spot in rural central Virginia
where Ulysses Grant and his Union troops caught up with Lee and his fleeing Confederates
after battles around Richmond and Petersburg. The spot where Lee surrendered to
Grant is a large house, the McLean Home, across from the courthouse in
Appomattox, officially ending the Civil ...
... served in the war after which they were set free to fend for themselves. Also I noted that General Grant's personal aid was Indian and a major in the army. He actually wrote out the terms of surrender for signature and later retired as a brigadier general. He was not a citizen and General Lee remarked, when introduced, that it was nice to meet a "real American". The tidbits you ...
... was found and after some discussion reluctantly offered his house.
Many paintings have been produced of the surrender scene and most include Gen Custer (yeah of last stand fame) who had covered himself in glory in the war. He was most definitely NOT there. Interesting how spin worked even then.
There is quite a lot to see around the place and well worth the visit. Particularly enjoyed the soldiers stories. It is quite remarkable that so ...
... made a goal past him and he was really pleased."
I wasn't sure what to do with this story so I went to get some more pork.
I was asked by someone else "do you use the word 'regardless' or irregardless'?" I could tell this was a conversation I didn't want to get into (not least because I'm pretty sure 'irregardless' is not a real word) so I answered and then went outside and found Derek, the 50-something West Ham supporter from ...
... House, which he inherited from his wealthy father and made several additions to in his life. His wife was a famous socialite and he was an intellectual who married late after studying for many years and learning several languages. She already had a son from a previous marriage who managed to fritter away a lot of Madison's money and never did a day's work in his life! They entertained many visitors all year round and the house was always full ...