Confederate Museum Could be Headed to Appomattox





Among the Civil War treasures in Appomattox could be more relics of the Confederate Army. The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond wants to divide it's collection into three museums. Appomattox is at the top of the list as one of the proposed sites.

"Appomattox for example would have the uniform Robert E. Lee surrendered in, all of the flags that were surrendered at Appomattox," said Appomattox Director of Tourism Beckie Nix.

Nix said it just makes sense for one of them to be in Appomattox. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.

The museum would not be at the Appomattox Court House National Historic Park. It would be either in the city of Appomattox or somewhere in the county, but just having it in the area could keep people in town longer.



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