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Sunday, March 27, 2005; Page P02

A IS FOR APPOMATTOX. Early birds can celebrate the 140th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's surrender with an April 2 pre-dawn lantern tour of the "Breakthrough Battlesite," beginning at 5:30 a.m. at Pamplin Historical Park, south of Richmond (free reservations are going fast). Those who like their sleep can still meet generals Lee and Ulysses S. Grant (or at least reenactors) and walk the battlefield. All of Virginia's in on the celebration: Downtown Suffolk hosts a Civil War Weekend ( April 9-10), while Historic Appomattox expects up to 5,000 reenactors at its commemoration (April 8-10).

Pamplin: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $13.50. 804-861-2408, www.pamplinpark.org. Other anniversary events: Virginia Tourism Corp., 800-847-4882, www.virginia.org.

-- Anne McDonough

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