This report just in from Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Waller, Members of the Fort Worth Civil War Round Table:
“When Curt Fields spoke at our February meeting as Ulysses S. Grant, he mentioned that he would be portraying the general at the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox. We were so impressed with his presentation that we decided that would be an exciting event to attend. And it was.
There were activities all week long. The National Park Service took great pains to re-create everything as accurately as possible including such things as the time of the day and the amount of time spent at the McLean House by Lee and Grant on April 9. On the 10th were the Lee-Grant horseback meeting and later in the day the stacking of arms as the Confederates surrendered their weapons, flags, and even their drums. It was a most memorable and even emotional experience to see.
We are grateful that the CWRT had Curt Fields speak here which enabled us to hear about the Appomattox 150th.”
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