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I originally posted this last May, but since today is April 9, I thought it would be appropriate to post it again…

This was the home of Wilmer McLean and his family on that fateful in April of 1865. I had the opportunity to visit this home a couple of weeks back, and I thought I would share a little about my visit with you today.

Mr. McLean was no stranger to the War, for in July of 1861 he owned a home in Manassas, Virginia, the site of the first major battle of the American Civil War. His farm there served as the Headquarters for the commander of the Confederate army and was bombarded by Union forces, after which he packed his family off to Appomattox Court House, Virginia where they lived in this house on April 9, 1865 when General Lee and General Grant met in his parlor…

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