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  Appomattox Campaign - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Appomattox Campaign (March 29 – April 9, 1865) was a series of battles fought in Virginia that culminated in the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and the effective end of the American Civil War.
The Appomattox campaign was preceded by the unsuccessful Battle of Fort Stedman on March 25, 1865, the concluding battle in the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign.
The Appomattox campaign was an example of masterful, relentless pursuit and maneuver by Grant and Sheridan, skills that had been in short supply by previous generals, such as Meade after Gettysburg and George B. McClellan after Antietam.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Appomattox_Campaign   (1432 words)

 Appomattox: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
With the Confederacys defeat at Appomattox, the states independence was further...Yankee" Allen of Prince Edward and Appomattox counties.
by Anne Wortham Anne...farmer Wilmer McLean in the hamlet of Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia.
The victory led to the fall of Petersburg, the capture of Richmond, and the surrender of Lees army at Appomattox Court House.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/appomattox.jsp   (1570 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Appomattox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Bermuda Hundred BERMUDA HUNDRED [Bermuda Hundred] fishing village, on the peninsula at the confluence of the Appomattox and James rivers, SE Va., NE of Petersburg; founded 1613.
Appomattox County, Va., to Pay Attorneys' Fees to Settle Farmers' Lawsuit.
Biosolids monitor considered for fields in Appomattox County, Va.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Appomattox   (610 words)

 Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery - Appomattox Court House
The Appomattox Campaign became a race to determine if the core of the South's greatest army, and in actuality the Confederacy itself, would survive.
Approaching Appomattox Court House, on the road to Lynchburg, Lee's exhausted command found this last western escape route blocked by Union cavalry (MG Sheridan) and infantry (MG Edward O.C. Ord) at Appomattox Station (8-9 April) and at Appomattox Court House (9 April).
On Palm Sunday, 9 April, after one last skirmish near Appomattox Station, GEN Robert E. Lee formally surrendered the out-numbered and out-maneuvered Army of Northern Virginia to LTG Ulysses S. Grant at the McLean House in the village of Appomattox Court House.
www.batteryb.com /battles/appomattox.html   (867 words)

 Appomattox Campaign Home Page
The campaign opened with a victory for General Robert E. Lee and his Confederate Army in the Battle of White Oak Road.
The early battles of the Appomattox Campaign revealed the western-most end of Lee's fortifications.
During the final days of the Appomattox Campaign, the African-American Confederate soldiers participated in the bloodiest battles.
www.pen.k12.va.us /Pav/Academy1/fiveforks/appmcamp.html   (370 words)

 Appomattox Court House
On April 9, 1865, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in the parlor of a house in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, to discuss the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia.
Appomattox Court House, 16th and 21st Pa. Cavalry, Report of...
Appomattox Court House was the countyseat of Appomattox county, and is about 65 miles
www.appomattoxcourthouse.com   (746 words)

 Civil War Virginia Battle Appomattox Court House American Civil War
Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865) previous battle in campaign Campaigns
In the meantime, the majority of Lee's forces were setting up a temporary camp one mile north of Appomattox Court House -- the small town lying between the Confederates and the station.
I am an intrepreter at the National Park at Appomattox Court House and my wife is a seasonal ranger there for the last nine years.
americancivilwar.com /statepic/va/va097.html   (1344 words)

 Robert E. Lee's Surrender Report and Farewell to his Troops
On the morning of the 7th rations were issued to the troops as they passed Farmville, but the safety of the trains requiring their removal upon the approach of the enemy all could not be supplied.
Gordon withdrew across the Appomattox River, and the cavalry advanced on the Lynchburg road and became separated from the army.
In the interview which occurred with General Grant in compliance with my request, terms having been agreed on, I surrendered that portion of the Army of Northern Virginia which was on the field, with its arms, artillery, and wagon trains, the officers and men to be paroled, retaining their sidearms and private effects.
www.swcivilwar.com /LeeFarewell.html   (1310 words)

 Amazon.com: Lee's Last Retreat: The Flight to Appomattox: Books: William Marvel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In "Lee's Last Retreat" Marvel's target is the hazy romanticism of the Lost Cause version of Appomattox wherein a band of peerless heroes gracefully surrender their arms only because they faced with a numberless horde of enemies led by the plodding, remorseless U.S. Grant.
For criticisms, the major problem with this book is the lack of maps...Marvel discusses in detail virtually all of the military actions from Petersburg to Appomattox and the maps that he uses show no troop movements or battle fronts at all.
The truth is that Lee made at least one fatal mistake during his last campaign, and his subordinates were guilty of errors and omissions for which another commanding general would have been held responsible.
www.amazon.com /Lees-Last-Retreat-Flight-Appomattox/dp/0807827452   (3325 words)

 The Appomattox Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The final campaign of the Army of Northern Virginia began March 25,1865, when Gen. Robert E. Lee sought to break Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's ever-tightening stranglehold at Petersburg, Va., by attacking the Federal position at Fort Stedman.
On 6 Apr. almost one-fourth of Lees army was trapped and captured at Sayler's Creek.
Lee, at Farmville when he received news of the disaster, led his remaining 30,000 men in a north-by-west arc across the Appomattox River and toward Lynchburg.
www.civilwarhome.com /appomattoxcampaign.htm   (393 words)

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What was to become the final campaign for Richmond began when the Federal Army of the Potomac crossed the James River in June 1864.
On the afternoon of April 8, the Confederate columns halted a mile northeast of Appomattox Court House.
That night, artillery fire could be heard from Appomattox Station, and the red glow from Union campfires foretold that the end was near.
www.nps.gov /apco/campaign.htm   (1156 words)

 Civil War Battles, Ceremonies, Talks To Note Surrender 140th Anniversary
APPOMATTOX, Va. - The last days of the Civil War will be commemorated in a series of 140th anniversary events at different venues over 10 days in and around Appomattox, the little town where the two great armies finally called it quits.
The event, sponsored by the newly formed nonprofit Historical Appomattox Foundation, is expected to occupy 300 to 400 acres of the 585-acre site, which is a mile north of town.
An hour's drive east of Appomattox, at Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park near Farmville, the nonprofit Sayler's Creek Reenactment and Preservation Committee is holding a three-day event April 8-10 on the actual battlefield.
www.civilwarnews.com /archive/articles/appomattox_140th.htm   (1121 words)

The author spent five years at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, and while there he took quite an interest in the battles of the campaign.
As it stands today, Calkins has written at least three books on the campaign that are known to me, numerous magazine articles, and he even helped design the driving tour for the campaign.
It's author Calkins is an expert, probably THE expert on the Appomattox Campaign, and he recreates the last two days of the Army of Northern Virginia.
www.brettschulte.net /ACWBooks/appomattox.htm   (688 words)

 Appomattox River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Appomattox River is a tributary of the James River, approximately 137 mi (220 km), in central and eastern Virginia in the United States.
In April 1865 during the Appomattox Campaign of the American Civil War, the Confederate forces attempted to burn the High Bridge over the river northwest of Burkeville in order to escape the pursuing Union Army after the fall of Petersburg.
The Union capture of the bridge forced General Robert E. Lee's surrender at nearby Appomattox Court House, ending the war in Virginia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Appomattox_River   (226 words)

 24th Georgia Regiment C.S.A.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
An examination of the paroles granted at Appomattox Court House shows that only sixty officers and enlisted men of the Twenty-Fourth Georgia Infantry surrendered there.
It fought in the difficult campaigns of the Army of Nothern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Gettysburg, then moved to Georgia with Longstreet.
Returning to Virginia it participated in the conflicts at The Wilderness, Spottsylvania, and Cold Harbor, was active in the Shenandoah Valley, and ended the war at Appomattox.
www.24thga.com   (1458 words)

 Major Battles of the Civil War
Joseph Hooker led the V, IX, and XII Corps on a campaign to turn the Confederate left flank by crossing the Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers above Fredericksburg.
This was the decisive battle of the Northern Virginia Campaign.
This was the culmination of one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war.
hometown.aol.com /jparr53328/cwbattles.html   (3369 words)

 Civil War Field Trip Photos - The End of the War
Although the Civil War did not totally end with Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, the Confederacy was basically lost.
Lee's surrender at Appomattox was accepted by Grant with gracious dignity.
There is beauty to the story but it is tempered by the knowledge that the war had wasted many lives and virtually destroyed the resources of the south.
www.civilwarfieldtrips.com /appomattox/index.html   (171 words)

 Battle Summary: Appomattox Court House, VA
Description:Early on April 9, the remnants of John Broun Gordon’s corps and Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry formed line of battle at Appomattox Court House.
Robert E. Lee determined to make one last attempt to escape the closing Union pincers and reach his supplies at Lynchburg.
This was the final engagement of the war in Virginia.
www.cr.nps.gov /hps/abpp/battles/va097.htm   (141 words)

 Valley of the Shadow: Civil War Official Records
The brigade, being dismounted, was the first to strike and fire the enemy's wagon train, and capturing two pieces of artillery which had been abandoned and thrown into the swamp by the enemy.
On the 7th the brigade, marching in rear, arrived at Farmville, and crossing the Appomattox, took the advance on the Buckingham Court-House road and struck the enemy's train two miles from Farmville, but was driven back by Rosser's division of cavalry and Gordon's infantry.
Davies coming up at this juncture the enemy were checked by him on the right and by the reformation of the Second Brigade on the left.
valley.vcdh.virginia.edu /OR/appomattoxc-h/16th21stpacav/young.html   (944 words)

 Rantings of a Civil War Historian » Blog Archive » Bennett Place vs. Appomattox Court House
The entire village of Appomattox Court House was purchased by the War Department and was turned into a shrine.
There are also the many fine works by Chris Calkins on the Appomattox Campaign, and any number of other similar works.
It’s important to remember that after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox, there were still three major Confederate armies in the field: Joseph E. Johnston’s army in North Carolina, Richard H. Taylor’s army in Alabama, and Edmund Kirby-Smith’s army in the Trans-Mississippi.
civilwarcavalry.com /?p=76   (1176 words)

 H-Net Review: Terry L. Jones on Lee's Last Retreat: The Flight to Appomattox
It is odd that the Appomattox Campaign has been largely ignored by the hundreds of scholars who have written thousands of books that have been published on the Civil War.
Although largely ignored, the Appomattox Campaign was one of the war's most dramatic weeks.
The two greatest myths Marvel attacks, however, are the number of Confederates under Lee's command during the campaign and Lee's assertion that the missing supplies at Amelia Court House caused the fatal one-day delay.
www.h-net.org /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=53031087364869   (1426 words)

 Campaigns, Expaditions and Raids of the Civil War
Campaigns, Expaditions and Raids of the Civil War
The final campaign of the Army of Northern Virginia began on March 25, when Gen. Robert E. Lee sought to break Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's ever-tightening stanglehold at Petersburg, Virginia by attacking the Union position at Fort Stedman.
On the 6th, almost 1/4 of Lee's army was trapped and captured at Sayler's Creek.
www.mycivilwar.com /campaigns/650325.htm   (476 words)

 California and the Civil War:106th Regiment of Infantry, Pennsylvania Volunteers (5th California Regiment)
During the summer campaign of 1864, battle followed battle with terrible regularity, as the waning fortunes of the Confederacy made its brave soldiery more desperate, and our men more determined to bring the war to an end, beginning with the three-days' battle of the Wilderness and continuing through Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna, Totopotomoy,
Cold Harbor and Petersburg, in all of which the regiment was in the thickest of the fighting and suffered the heavy loss of five officers and one hundred and ten men from its already reduced numbers.
The remainder of the regiment was sent to Washington, and after a period of guard duty at Arlington Heights, for about thirty days, was ordered to Philadelphia and was mustered out on September 10th, 1864.
www.militarymuseum.org /106thPA.html   (1010 words)

 James River Publications - New Jersey Regiments - mosocco.com/jreb/civilwar.htm
Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15.
Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865.
The men of the 15th suffered 240 fatal casualties in action, by far the highest in any New Jersey unit, and the regiment ranks twelfth of all the more than 2,000 regiments that fought for the Union.
www.mosocco.com /newjersey.html   (7447 words)

 Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery - U.S. Regular Army Artillery (Part 4)
Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2.
Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August.
Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22.
www.batteryb.com /artilleryhistories/unionbatteries/usrgarty4.html   (2565 words)

 On This Day ... April
One third of General Lee's Army is cut off and his rear guard is captured.
During the Appomattox Campaign, more than 13,000 Confederates were captured and 6,266 were killed or wounded.
He is the last Confederate general to die from wounds received in action.
rockbpubl.com /thismonth/04.htm   (656 words)

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