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Appomattox Court House

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Definition: Virginia site of the surrender that ended the Civil War. Robert E. Lee surrendered his forces to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865 at the home of Wilmer McLean.

Related Resources:
The Civil War
The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror. Start here.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Surrender at Appomattox
Read an eyewitness account of the historic event.

U.S. Grant Talks about Appomattox
The great general himself talks about the famous surrender.

The Battle of Appomattox
It was a small battle, the last in Virginia during the war. Find out more about it.

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