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Battle of Appomattox Court House (Lee's Surrender)

Location: Appomattox Court House, VA
Dates: April 9, 1865
Union Commander:  Ulysses S. Grant, Lieutenant General
Confederate Commander:  Robert E. Lee, General

Battle Summary:
After spending months bottled up at Petersburg and Richmond, U.S. Grant finally dislodged the Army of Northern Virginia, in early April 1865.  After pushing Lee out of his trenches in Petersburg, Grant's cavalry lieutenant, Major General Phil Sheridan, cornered Lee at Five Forks, inflicting a terrible loss on Lee's already depleted army, with losses near 3,000.  At this point, Lee started his retreat along the Appomattox River....  More>>>>

 


Appomattox Station.