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Appomattox Court House N.H.P.

In the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, the Confederate Army surrendered to the Union Army, thus officially ending the four-year war. The formal surrender meeting between Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant took place on April 9, 1865. Three days later, Union Brigadier General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain received the arms and colors of the Confederacy from General John Brown Gordon, thereby fulfilling the order for the surrender of arms.

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park was established on August 3, 1935 and became a part of the National Park System on April 15, 1954.

Clover Hill Tavern

Clover Hill Tavern

This structure was built in 1815 and restored in 1954.

Wilmer McLean House

The meeting between Generals Lee and Grant took place inside this home on April 9, 1865.

Wilmer McLean House


Surrender Triangle

"Surrender Triangle"

The surrender of arms took place in the area marked by the V-shaped brick formation to the right of the large tree in the center of the photo. To the left in the background is the Clover Hill Tavern.
Photos by DLO, except Wilmer McLean House by CNO.


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