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The Battle of Appomattox Court House ended with the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia.

Battle of Appomattox Court House Facts

April 9, 1865

Key facts about the Battle Appomattox Court House.

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Date and Location

  • April 9, 1865
  • Appomattox County, Virginia.

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

  • Brigadier General Charles H. Smith
  • Brigadier General Ranald S. Mackenzie
  • Major General George Crook
  • Major General Edward Ord

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

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

Confederate 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

Union Casualties

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

Confederate Casualties

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

Significance

  • After the Battle of Appomattox Court House, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant.
  • The Battle of Appomattox Court House last battlefield engagement of the Army of Northern Virginia.
  • The Battle of Appomattox Court House last battle of the American Civil War fought in Virginia.

Timeline of the Appomattox Campaign

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

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Appomattox Court House Facts
  • Coverage April 9, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Appomattox Court House
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 24, 2021
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