• The village of Appomattox Court House from the west, the McLean House is on the right.

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia

History & Culture

The Surrender by Keith Rocco

Keith Rocco painting, The Surrender

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The Beginning of the End

The stories of Appomattox Court House go far beyond the final significant battles of this Nation's bloody Civil War. In addition to the surrender meeting between Generals Lee and Grant these stories from Appomattox show the far reaching effects of the war and its ending on so many different people.

Did You Know?

Colored Troops

Several regiments of United States Colored Troops fought on the front line in the Battle of Appomattox Court House on the morning of April 9, 1865. Blacks served in segregated units under white officers. The U.S. Army would not be integrated until the Korean War.