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In 1861, McLean lived in Manassas, and some of the action in the first battle of Bull Run took place right in front of his house.

McLean eventually moved to Appomattox Court House. The meeting at which Lee surrendered to Grant in 1865 took place in McLean's parlor.
 

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At the beginning of the Civil War, McLean lived in Manassas, Virginia. The Battle of Bull Run, in July, 1861, was the first major battle of the Civil War, and part of this battle was fought on McLean's property. McLean moved to Appomattox Court House to get away from the fighting. Then in April, 1865, the Armies met in Appomattox Court House, and the Confederate Army surrendered in McLean's front parlor.
 
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NcLean owned a house at Manassas and during the first battle, a shell came down his chimney and landed in a stew being prepared. He moved to Appomattox and the final surrender by Lee to Grant happened in the parlor at McLean's house.
 

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The Battle of Bull Run was fought across his property and Lee's surrender at Appomattox was in the parlor of McLean's house. He had moved there after the Battle of Bull Run to get away from the war.
 
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McLean's home was occupied as a headquarters by Gen. Beauregard during the 1st Battle of Manassas;
much later, on the afternoon of Sunday, April 9, 1865, in Wilmer McLean’s front parlor, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Grant.
 
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It has been said the Civil War began in Wilmer McLean's back yard and ended in his front parlor. At the beginning of the Civil War, McLean lived in Manassas, Virginia. The Battle of Bull Run, in July, 1861, was the first major battle of the Civil War, and part of this battle was fought on McLean's property. McLean moved to Appomattox Court House to get away from the fighting. Then in April, 1865, the Armies met in Appomattox Court House, and the Confederate Army surrendered in McLean's front parlor.
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Mclean owned a house at Bull Run in Virginia in 1861 where the battle of Manassas took place.
Mclean wanting a quieter place to live bought a farmhouse in Appomattox co.Mclean's house was chosen for Lee's surrender to Grant.
 
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McLean and his family lived in a house near the battlefield at Manassas, Virginia when the war began. Wishing to escape the hostilities, he moved to Appomattox. Four years later, Lee surrendered his army to Ulysses Grant. The meeting took place in McLean's home.
 

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I'll be posting these comments on the campfire chat board in a few minutes...

The CivilWarTalk.com web server will be undergoing server changes tomorrow morning from 9 to noon. It will not be accessible at that time. However, it is possible that these changes could affect our domain name, and if that happens, the site could go down for three to seven days. Unfortunately, I do not know yet if our domain name will be effected by these changes.

New trivia questions will be posted after the server is repaired, hopefully there will be minimal delays.

If the site stays down past 5pm tomorrow, I will send Virtual Regiment emails out to everyone when the server comes back online.

Yesterday's Question: Why was it said of Wilmer McLean that the Civil War began in his front yard and ended in his parlor? Prior to the Civil War, McLean owned a house on the Bull Run in Northern Virginia. In 1861, during action at Manassas, an artillery shell fell down McLean’s chimney and into a stew being prepared for CSA Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard.

Seeking a more tranquil place to live, McLean bought a farmhouse in — of all places — Appomattox County. McLean’s house was chosen for the surrender meeting between Grant and Lee. The two military leaders met in McLean’s parlor, after which Union officers stripped the room for souvenirs. As for Wilmer McLean, the Civil War began in the kitchen — and ended in the parlor of his second home.

Here is Today's Question, Worth One Point:

During the Civil War, more than 800,000 immigrants entered the United States. From which countries did the majority of the immigrants come?

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