From its start with the shelling of Fort Sumter in April 1861, to the end of the bloody contest, the
final curtain fell on the War Between the States in the fields of Appomattox, Virginia, in April
1865. Just as sure as April 1861 was the month that initiated the war, so was April 1865 the
month which began the end of the contest.
Commencing in 2011 with The Battle of Cold Harbor, continuing in 2012 with The Battle of
Five Forks, the 2013 depiction of The Fall of Richmond and The Battle of Sailor's Creek in 2014, concluded April 10-12, 2015, with The Meeting of
Generals Grant and Lee.
The Long Road Home program has been a project of, and hosted by, the Appomattox County
Historical Society. Co-hosted by Lee's Lieutenants and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Appomattox Chapter 11,
contributed much towards the civilian living history portions of the events.