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It happened at Appomattox

Mary Louise Gills

It happened at Appomattox

the story of an historic Virginia village.

by Mary Louise Gills

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Published by Dietz Press in Richmond, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Appomattox, Virginia.

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    StatementIllus. by Robert Terrill Gills.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination42 p.
    Number of Pages42
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17773171M

    Appomattox, the final campaign in the Civil War, begins. On Ma , the final campaign of the Civil War begins in Virginia when Union troops under General Ulysses S. Grant move against the.   Surrender at Appomattox, W ith his army surrounded, his men weak and exhausted, Robert E. Lee realized there was little choice but to consider the surrender of his Army to General Grant. After a series of notes between the two leaders, they agreed to meet on April 9, , at the house of Wilmer McLean in the village of Appomattox Courthouse.

    Battle of Appomattox Court House (April 9, ), one of the final battles of the American Civil War. After a weeklong flight westward from Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee engaged the forces of Union General Ulysses S. . Two of the most eventful weeks in American history took place between April 1 and Ap , during which Richmond (the capital of the Confederacy) fell, General Lee surrendered at Appomattox.

    The Appomattox Campaign was part of the American Civil War and was fought from March 29th to April 9th, in Virginia. After Union forces under U.S. Grant broke through the Confederate lines near Petersburg and Richmond on April 2nd, Confederate General Robert E. Lee tried to lead his Army of Northern Virginia to North Carolina and join other Confederate forces there. This fictional historian, in turn, speculates what might have happened if Lee had not won the battle. This type of dizzying zaniness brought out the parodist in Thurber, who published “If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox” in The New Yorker in December.


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Rafuse, Reviews:   General Lee leaves the McLean House after the Surrender Meeting with Gen. Grant. Keith Rocco. The next day, April 10 th, a second meeting of six officers, three Confederate and three Union, would convene in the McLean purpose of this "commissioners' meeting" was to hammer out the details of the formal surrender ceremony and to define who was subject to the surrender.

On the morning of April 9, while General Lee realized that the retreat of his beleaguered army had finally been halted, General Grant was riding toward Appomattox Court House where Union Cavalry, followed by infantry from the 5th, 24th, and 25th Corps had blocked the Confederate path.

The Battle of Appomattox Court House, fought in Appomattox County, Virginia, on the morning of April 9,was one of the last battles of the American Civil War (–). It was the final engagement of Confederate General in Chief, Robert E. Lee, and his Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army of the Potomac under the Commanding General of the United States.

Historian Nathaniel Ragland Featherston writes in his book Appomattox County History and Genealogy that between the close of the Civil War and the time the original "court house" burned down () there was a group of a dozen or so town's people in the village of Appomattox Court House that socially were like one big happy family.

Among one of. Two weeks later, Richmond fell to Union forces, and on April 9, General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House. Growing desperate, Booth came up. The Battle of Fort Blakely happened six hours after Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox.

In the course of the battle, Brig. Gen. John Richardson Liddell was captured and surrendered his men. Out of 4, soldiers originally, Liddell lost 3, that were captured in this battle. About were killed and only some men escaped.

Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south to reach Gen. Joseph Johnston's army in North Carolina, General Robert E. Lee headed west along the Appomattox River, eventually arriving in Appomattox County on April 8th.

His objective was the South Side Railroad at Appomattox Station where food supplies awaited. Union cavalry under Brig. Gen. George A. Custer. If You Like Appomattox Books, You’ll Love House of Winslow; Wakefield Dynasty; American Century; Appomattox Saga Synopses: In A Covenant of Love by Gilbert Morris (book 1 of the Appomattox Saga series), Clay and Gideon Rocklin must work out not only their political differences, but moreso their love for the same woman.

Gate of His Enemies by Gilbert Morris is book 2 in the Appomattox Saga. “Downs has written an important book challenging assumptions about the post–Civil War era and the ways in which historians define ‘wartime’ and ‘peacetime.’ He contends that Lee’s surrender at Appomattox did not bring peace, but rather a second phase of war―an insurgency and war of occupation that did not ‘end’ until Reviews:   On this day, Lee surrenders at Appomattox April 9, by NCC Staff On this day, Confederate General Robert E.

Lee agreed to surrender his Army of Northern Virginia, marking a symbolic end to the Civil War on April 9,   The Gentleman’s Agreement That Ended the Civil War When Generals Grant and Lee sat down at Appomattox Court House, they brought an end to.

In this final book of the series, Bruce talks about the happenings in the final year of the great American Civil War and about the astonishing campaigns of Ulysses S. Grant. You can find out more about this book in our A Stillness at Appomattox book review.

Discover the list of some best books written on Appomattox Campaign by popular award winning authors. These book on topic Appomattox Campaign highly popular among the readers worldwide. CHECK IT OUT. Lee's Last Stand: Sailor's Creek, Virginia, by Derek Smith Rating: /5. On April 12 a century and a half ago, Confederate general Robert E.

Lee surrendered what was left of his Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. America's National Parks Store is the best way to commemorate your visit or pick up a book to read more about our park stories.

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The battle of Appomattox Court House, on April 9th was the last battle of the Appomattox Campaign, and the last engagement fought by the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia under the command of Lt.

General (General-in-Chief of the Confedera. In this book, Burke Davis gives a micro level look at the chaotic final days of the Army of Northern Virginia, from the time they abandoned the earthworks surrounding Richmond and Petersburg through the march by Lee's army and Grant's pursuit to the final surrender at Appomattox 4/5(26).In To Kill A Mockingbird, Mr Avery says 'Hasn’t snowed in Maycomb since Appomattox.

It’s bad children like you makes the seasons change.' He is refering to the American Civil War and the battle at Appomattox, in Virginia. The Battle of the Appomattox Court House was fought on the morning of 9 April, between the Confederate States Army.

Appomattox Courthouse is commonly known as the site of General Lee's surrender to General Grant and the end of the Civil War. Chief of Education Ernie Price.