Lee Surrenders at Appomattox Court House by Thomas Nast [Wikimedia]

Appomattox Campaign Facts

March 29–April 9, 1865

Important facts, participants, and timeline of the Appomattox Campaign, which took place from March to April 1865. It ended with the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, under the command of Robert E. Lee, to Union forces led by Ulysses S. Grant.

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Facts and Details

Key facts and important details about the Appomattox Campaign of 1865 for kids doing research and students studying for the AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam.

Date and Location of the Appomattox Campaign

Date: March 29–April 9, 1865.

Location: South Central Virginia.

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park is located in Appomattox, Virginia.

Key Officers Involved in the Appomattox Campaign

The main Union officers that participated in the campaign were:

The main Confederate officers that participated in the campaign were:

Armies Involved in the Appomattox Campaign

The Union armies engaged in the Appomattox Campaign were:

  • Army of the Potomac
  • Army of the James
  • Army of the Shenandoah

The estimated strength of the Union forces that participated is 114, 335 soldiers.

The Confederate armies engaged in the Appomattox Campaign were:

  • Army of Northern Virginia

The estimated strength of the Confederate forces that participated is 40–45,000 soldiers.

Estimated Casualties of the Appomattox Campaign

Union casualties are estimated to be around 10,780.

Confederate casualties are estimated to be around 40–45,000 (killed, wounded, captured/surrendered). Roughly 28,251 surrendered at Appomattox Court House.

Timeline of the Appomattox Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Appomattox Campaign in chronological order.

Result of the Appomattox Campaign

The result of the Appomattox Campaign was a significant Union victory.

Impact

The impact of the Appomattox Campaign was that it ended the participation of Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia in the Civil War, which paved the way for the end of the Civil War.

  • The Appomattox Campaign ended when Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865.
  • Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House did not end the Civil War, as is oftentimes erroneously believed.

Additional Resources for the Appomattox Campaign

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Appomattox Campaign Facts
  • Coverage March 29–April 9, 1865
  • Author
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date May 26, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 20, 2022
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