TITLE

No Surrender in Farmville, Virginia

AUTHOR(S)
Hanson, Haldore
PUB. DATE
October 1955
SOURCE
New Republic;10/10/55, Vol. 133 Issue 15, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports some interviews with Prince Edward County (Virginia) leaders, both white and Afro-American. During 300 years of quiet agricultural existence (tobacco, corn and hogs) the English settlers in this county and their descendants broke into the news only twice. The first was in April 1865, when the Confederacy fought its last bloody engagement at a local stream called Saylor's Creek, losing 12,000 men and six generals. Two days later General Charles Lee surrendered about 30 miles away at Appomattox. These events have dimmed for most Americans but people hereabouts refer to them as familiarly as most Americans recall Pearl Harbor or the Battle of the Bulge.
ACCESSION #
14448788

 

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