The Battle of Appomatox Court House

The Day the South Surrendered

General Information

  • The battle took place on April 9, 1865
  • The commanders of the battle were Ulysses S. Grant for the North and Robert E. Lee for the South.
  • Part of the reason Lee surrendered was to prevent unnecessary loss of southern lives.
  • The surrender was one of the most gracious surrenders ever. There was no animosity held between the two sides.
  • This battle was significant because it ended the war for the North and the South even though it was not the final battle.