Appomattox court house



appomattox court house
Appomattox Court House [(ap-uh-mat-uhks)]

A village in Virginia where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant in April 1865, effectively ending the American Civil War.
Historical Examples

The morning broke clear and bright in the neighborhood of appomattox court house, and there was every evidence of spring.
The Black Phalanx Joseph T. Wilson

He fought it out on that line, and brought up at appomattox court house.
Our Standard-Bearer Oliver Optic

Sheridan, outstripping them, placed his men across their path at appomattox court house.
A Short History of the United States Edward Channing

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