Battle of Appomattox Court House Facts, Details, and Timeline

April 9, 1865

Facts about the Battle of Appomattox Court House, including dates, casualties, participants, who won, and more interesting details you might not know. This fact sheet provides a quick overview of the battle and is for kids doing research and students preparing for the AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam.

Robert E Lee, 1864, Portrait

The Battle of Appomattox Court House ended with the surrender of Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. Image Source: Wikipedia.

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Definition

The Battle of Appomattox Court House was fought between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America on April 9, 1865, during the American Civil War.

Quick Facts

  • Date Started: The Battle of Appomattox Court House started on Sunday, April 9, 1865.
  • Date Ended: The fighting ended on April 9, 1865.
  • Location: The battle took place in Appomattox County, Virginia.
  • Who Won: The United States of America won the Battle of Appomattox Court House.
  • Civil War Campaign: The Battle of Appomattox Court House was part of the Appomattox Campaign.

Appomattox Court House, Illustration, Lee Surrenders

This illustration depicts Robert E. Lee surrendering to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865. Image Source: Library of Congress.

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Interesting Facts

  • The Battle of Appomattox Court House was the last battlefield engagement for the Army of Northern Virginia.
  • It was the last battle of the American Civil War fought in Virginia.

Commanders and Forces Involved

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Potomac’s cavalry
  • 2nd and 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac
  • 24th and 25th Corps of the Army of the James

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • 1st Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia
  • 2nd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia

Casualties and Statistics

Union Casualties

  • Estimated 164 (killed, wounded, captured/missing).

Confederate Casualties

  • Estimated 500 (killed, wounded, captured/missing).

Results of the Battle of Appomattox Court House

  • The outcome of the Battle of Appomattox Court House was a Union victory.
  • After the Battle of Appomattox Court House, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant.

Timeline of the Battle of Appomattox Court House

This list shows the main battles and events that took place before and after the Battle of Appomattox Court House, and how it fits into the chronological order of the Appomattox Campaign.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Appomattox Court House Facts, Details, and Timeline
  • Coverage April 9, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Appomattox Court House, Civil War Facts for Kids, Social Studies Resources, APUSH Study Material
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date October 4, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 18, 2022

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