What Happened at Appomattox Court House

This is a brief look at what lead up to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. Two titans of military history finally meet face to face to bring the end of America’s bloodiest war.


  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:51 – William McLean
  • 4:00 – Road to Appomattox Court House
  • 7:40 – The Meeting at Appomattox Court House
  • 16:19 – The Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia
  • 17:40 – The Capitulation of the Confederacy

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