Friday, February 21, 2014

Fact of the Day: Civil Coincidence

The first land battle of the Civil War took place near the home of a man named Wilmer McLean. Because of this the McLean family moved about 120 miles away. At the end of the Civil War, McLean's home was reluctantly used when Robert E. Lee formally surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant. McLean later remarked "The war began in my front yard and ended in my front parlor".

17 comments:

  1. At first sight, I thought it was Abraham Lincoln.

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  2. Always thought this was funny. I actually used to live about 15 minutes away from his original house.

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  3. another really fascinating fact, Adam!


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  4. That's interesting, the front yard and the front parlor :)

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  5. Wow - at least he can say he saw the beginning and ending up close!

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  6. There all the way through, not many can say that

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  7. Always love reading your blog!

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  8. hahaha, Interesting!!I love the last sentence. Kisses:)

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