Bells rang out at Fort Stanwix in Rome today and joined a pealing of bells across the country at National Parks Service sites to commemorate the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House in Virginia 100 years ago today, April 9, 2015.

The event called Bells Across The Land 2015. According to a posting on the People and Places of Rome Facebook page,

Following a bell ringing ceremony at Appomattox Court House National Park, bells across the United States will be ringing for four minutes, to commemorate the four years of the Civil War, beginning at 3:15 pm sharp. In honor of this event, the Rome Historical Society will be open until 4 pm in order to participate, along with nearly 20 other Roman institutions led by Fort Stanwix National Monument.

Bells Across The Land from Colonial Williamsburg

Here's how Bells Across the Land sounded in Williamsburg, Virginia where George Washington noted the end of the Civil War is a bit of a historical mash-up.

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