The Battle of Appomatox Court House
The Day the South Surrendered
- 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.
This picture shows Lee signing the surrender treaty.
This is a picture of the actual building where the battle took place.
The Northern General
This is a picture of Ulysses S. Grant the General for the North.
The Southern General
This is a picture of Robert E. Lee the General for the South.
This map is of the area where the battle took place.
These soldiers were standing guard outside of the court house when the surrender terms were being negotiated.
The Last Salute
This picture is of the Union soldiers standing at attention waiting to accept the surrender of the south.
This is an example of what kind of flags would be flown at the battles. This is a company battle flag.