Lee Surrenders at Appomattox Court House by Thomas Nast

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

Appomattox Campaign Facts

March 29–April 9, 1865

Key facts about the American Civil War Appomattox Campaign.

Advertisements

Date and Location

  • March 29–April 9, 1865
  • South Central Virginia

Timeline of the Appomattox Campaign

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

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

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

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Northern Virginia

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 114,335

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 40–45,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 10,780

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 40–45,000 (killed, wounded, captured/surrendered) (28,251 surrendered at Appomattox Court House)

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

The Appomattox Campaign 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.
Advertisements

Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Appomattox Campaign Facts
  • Coverage March 29–April 9, 1865
  • Author
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date December 5, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 25, 2021
GET THE BEST OF AMERICAN HISTORY CENTRAL DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX!
SIGN UP
By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to receive news, offers, updates, and additional information from R.Squared Communications, LLC and American History Central. Easy unsubscribe links are included in every email.
CLOSE [X]