A town of south-central Virginia east of Lynchburg. Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S. Grant at the nearby hamlet of Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the Civil War.
(click for a larger image)Appomattox
detail of the 1867 painting by Louis Guillaume (1816-1892) depicting General Lee surrendering to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865
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