This Day In History - Lee Surrenders to Union Army 1865

Lee Surrenders to Union Army 1865

Friday, April 9, 2021

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Event Description

At Appomattox, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in NorthCarolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Lee had no other option.

Event Location

Appomattox, Virginia