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A town of south-central Virginia east of Lynchburg. Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S. Grant at the nearby hamlet of Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the Civil War.


(Placename) 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


(ˌæp əˈmæt əks)

a town in central Virginia where Lee surrendered to Grant on April 9, 1865, ending the Civil War. 1345.
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A few days before the surrender at Appomattox a thunderous engagement between the commands of Sheridan and Pickett was unknown to the latter commander, a mile in the rear of his own line.
The fact that the modern civil rights movement of the twentieth century was still necessary 100 years after Appomattox in order to continue the work of regime change and further flatten oligarchic ranks, testifies to the once great power and influence of the oligarchy.
2: Gettysbug to Appomattox is the second installment of an in-depth history of the 5 th Texas Infantry during the Civil War.
Shell Offshore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, selected Aegion's subsidiary, The Bayou Companies to provide pipe coating and insulation for the upcoming Appomattox development located in the Gulf of Mexico, which is on schedule to begin in the fall of 2016.
Construction is also underway for Appomattox, a deepwater oil and gas development that will be Shell's eighth and largest floating platform in the Gulf.
Downs' provocative and path-breaking book After Appomattox shows, the end of battle time, the return to peace, and the restoration of normal legal restraints on the reach of military authority took much longer than one day.
Natural gas partnership Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) said on Friday that it has reached an agreement to provide deepwater gas gathering services to the Deepwater Gulf Project Appomattox development in partnership with Shell Offshore (Shell) and Nexen Petroleum Offshore USA (Nexen).
Also in Virginia, a funnel cloud left a 10-mile path of destruction in Appomattox County, where one man was killed.
Each surrender--starting at Appomattox and continuing through Greensboro, Citronelle, and the Trans-Mississippi--unfolded on its own course.
Lee, Confederate States of America, at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, in 1861.