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New Civil War museum at Appomattox features General Lee's sword and uniform
Now the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox is almost complete and will open March 31. Among the displays are General Lee's uniform and gold ceremonial sword -- the very same he wore and carried on April 9, 1865 when he met General Ulysses S. Grant to surrender.
More than 450 items will be on display in an exhibition space spanning 11,700 square feet. It's located near Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, which includes the McLean House where Grant and Lee met.
The Museum of the Confederacy is planning more regional museums in order to make their large collection more accessible. Satellite museums are planned for Fredericksburg and Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.