APPOMATTOX

The Battel That Ended The War

Appomattox Courthouse Virginia

CSA vs. Union


Union led by: Ulysses S. Grant.


CSA: led by Robert E. Lee

Appomattox Courthouse

Sunday, April 9th 1865 at 5pm

Appomattox, VA, United States

Appomattox, VA

Ulysses .S Grant - led the Union

VS.

Robert .E Lee - led the CSA


Confederate (CSA) surrenders


CSA surrender = Union victory & End of the War

The Surrenering.

On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee (1807-70) surrendered his approximately 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-85) in the front parlor of Wilmer McLean’s home in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War (1861-65). Days earlier, Lee had abandoned the Confederate capital of Richmond and city of Petersburg, hoping to escape with the remnants of his Army of Northern Virginia, meet up with additional Confederate forces in North Carolina and resume fighting. When Union forces cut off his final retreat, Lee was forced to surrender, finally ending four years of bloody sectional conflict.