Trust purchases site of last-ditch battle before Lee’s surrender within Appomattox Court House NHP

APPOMATTOX — Though a Confederate truce flag had come into George Custer’s line, and terms of surrender would soon follow, Confederate General Martin S. Gary refused to stand down.

Gary ordered a headlong charge into dense Union forces, and several men from the 7th South Carolina met an end that could have been avoided. The ground where they perished will now be preserved.

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