Appomattox



a town in central Virginia where Lee surrendered to Grant on April 9, 1865, ending the Civil War.
a river flowing E from E central Virginia to the James River. 137 miles (220 km) long.
Historical Examples

She was engaged to a fellow in my regiment—killed at Appomattox.
The Comings of Cousin Ann Emma Speed Sampson

Dandridge, Stephen A.; enlisted 1862; paroled at Appomattox.
The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson Edward A. Moore

The parting at Appomattox between Lee and his officers was most kindly, affectionate, and touching in every instance.
Lee and Longstreet at High Tide Helen D. Longstreet

Simply that the South live up to the terms of the surrender at Appomattox.
Speeches of Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison

It is estimated that as many as 12,000 deserted on the road to Appomattox.
Ulysses S. Grant Walter Allen

My men were drawn up in the little town of Appomattox that night.
Campfire and Battlefield Rossiter Johnson

It was April of the year 1865, and Lee had already surrendered his army at Appomattox.
The Stronghold Miriam Haynie

The parting of Lee with his soldiers at Appomattox was most pathetic.
Drum Taps in Dixie Delavan S. Miller

Resting there until the 5th they resumed the march, fighting and running, until, at Appomattox they gave up and surrendered.
The Black Phalanx Joseph T. Wilson

After the fall of Fort Fisher, it was only a few months to Appomattox.
Brave Deeds of Union Soldiers Samuel Scoville

noun
a village in central Virginia where the Confederate army under Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant’s Union forces on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the American Civil War

eccentric spelling of plural of Appomattoc, name of a local subgroup of the Powhatan (Algonquian) confederacy in Virginia (first attested as Apamatic, 1607). Site of last battle for Army of Northern Virginia (CSA) in the American Civil War, and of Lee’s surrender to Grant in Wilmer McLean house, April 9, 1865.

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