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Robert E. Lee meets Ulysses Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House and surrenders his army

McLean House, Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 1865
04/09/1865
At two o'clock in the afternoon, Union General U.S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee met at Wilmer McLean's house in the village of Appomattox Court House.  Lee accepted Grant's generous terms and surrender documents signed after ninety minutes. The formal stacking of arms took place three days later.  The war in Virginia was over but 175,000 Confederate troops remained active elsewhere.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 102.
Benson J. Lossing, The Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War in the United States of America (Hartford, CT: T. Belnap, 1874), 557-559.
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