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Appomattox

(ăpəmăt`əks), town (1990 pop. 1,707), seat of Appomattox co., central Va.; inc. 1925. Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S. Grant at nearby Appomattox Courthouse on Apr. 9, 1865. After Gen. Philip Sheridan's victory over the Confederates at Five Forks on Apr. 1, Lee abandoned Petersburg and Richmond and retreated westward. Grant pursued, pressing Lee's flank and rear, while Sheridan cut off further retreat at Appomattox Courthouse. Severed from supplies and surrounded by Union forces, Lee was forced to surrender. This marked the virtual end of the war, as the remaining Confederate armies, on hearing of Lee's act, followed suit. The site has been made a national historical park (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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The final shot of the American Civil War did not take place on the Virginia battlefield of Appomatox, instead taking place on the high seas of the Arctic, according to the author.
With southern defeat at Appomatox, southern white women's time, characterized by male-scheduled tasks largely prescribed by nature, religion, and the clock, returned.
And while their commanders could hold out the hope of reaching Lee's forces around Appomatox, they couldn't promise that there would be any food there.
The central narratives of American constitutional history tend to be those sketched out in Robert McCloskey's classic work The American Supreme Court,(37) which features three organizing story-lines: The first describes the complex (and, of course, ultimately violent) grappling with the implications of federalism, a story that begin with the 1787 drafting of the Constitution and lasts at least until Appomatox.
Perhaps he envisioned generals Grant and Lee slow-dancing together at Appomatox beneath a disco ball.
1865: The American Civil War came to an end when the Confederate general Robert E Lee surrendered to the Union general Ulysses S Grant at Appomatox, Virginia.
Rather than ending his story at Appomatox, McConnell begins his soldiers' narratives in peacetime, thereby expanding our understanding of the interplay between the veteran and post-war society.
Record-high levels for March were recorded on the following streams: Roanoke River, Dan River, James River, Maury River, Slate River, Rivanna River, Appomatox River, Rappahannock River, Pamunkey River, Goose Creek and the New River.
In 1865, he accepted the Confederate surrender at Appomatox Court House and later became American president presiding over the reconstruction of the South.