APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE, a village of Appomattox
county, Virginia, U.S.A., 25 m. E. of Lynchburg, in the S.
part of the state. It is served by the Norfolk & Western railway.
The village was the scene of the surrender of the Confederate
Army of Northern Virginia under General Robert E. Lee to
the Federal forces under Lieutenant-General U.S. Grant on
Sunday the 9th of April 1865. The terms were: “the officers to
give their individual paroles not to take up arms against the
government of the United States until properly exchanged,
and each company or regimental commander to sign a like
parole for the men of their commands,” ... neither “side arms
of the officers nor their private horses or baggage” to be
surrendered; and, as many privates in the Confederate Army
owned horses and mules, all horses and mules claimed by men
in the Confederate Army to be left in their possession.
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