The Battle of Appomattox

The Battle That Ended the Civil War

Significants

The surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse caused other Southern armies to surrender. This started the end of the war.


Date

April 9, 1865


Appmattox Fast Facts

  • The Confederates were on their way to get supplies from South Side Railroad at Appomattox Station.
  • One condition of Lee's surrender was that General Grant paroled Lee's army and did not take them prisoner.
  • While Lee's surrender did speed the end of the war fighting continued for over two weeks.