History & Culture
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?
Robert E. Lee's father, "Light Horse Harry" Lee, present at the surrender at Yorktown in 1781, wrote that General Cornwallis had shirked his responsibility by sending junior officers to meet with General Washington. Lee chose to meet personally with Grant at Appomattox.