Dec 072010

12.7.10 Historian and author Rick Britton joins Coy to wrap up their discussion of the 25 most important Civil War battles. The final engagement between the Confederate and Union Armies took place at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, and in today’s recreation of the events, General Robert E. Lee finds himself totally outnumbered and surrounded on three sides by General Sheridan’s cavalry. Lee is willing to scrape together one final stand, but after hearing a message that his men cannot break through the Union lines, the Confederate General realizes his pool of options has run dry. The conversation also teases Britton’s new speaker series on early Virginia history at the Charlottesville Senior Center.

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