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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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Jefferson, asked if Appomatox subscribed to "'the aristocratic
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.
At the time, he was running as the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, and the Raleigh Chronicle asked in an editorial if he really deserved the votes "of the naked, hungry, footsore Virginia veterans that wept when their flag went down at Appomatox?" (30) Two prominent and unrepentant ex-Confederate generals expressed their disgust with the commotion over Grant's death in private correspondence.
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. At that point, although the issue of federalism obviously does not disappear, it moves to the background, to be replaced in the starring role by the constitutional issues generated by the development of industrial capitalism and a national economy.
At the surrender of the major Confederate forces at Appomatox, General Grant refused to insist that General Lee or his officers surrender their swords, and further cautioned his enlisted men against any public outbursts over their hardwon victory.
Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomatox Court House on April 9, 1865, four years almost to the day after the bombardment of Fort Sumter.
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.
In turn, the newspapers received support from the party, which, if it controlled national, state, or local governments, supplied their sheets with patronage.(2) By the time the war ended, Republicans had established the foundations of a party press in the South; at the time of Appomatox at least seven Southern papers identified with the party, and another ten that existed then would eventually join it.
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.