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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park


  • Address: VA 24
  • Vicinity: 3 mi NE of Appomattox
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

Beginning Peace and Reunion

On Palm Sunday (April 9), 1865, Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia signaled the end of the Southern States attempt to create a separate nation. It set the stage for the emergence of an expanded and more powerful Federal government. In a sense the struggle over how much power the central government would hold had finally been settled. - NPS


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1819/00/00 Clover Hill Tavern built
1865/04/09 William Henry Fitzhugh Lee Confederate Commander Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. End of the American Civil War
1865/04/09 George E Pickett Confederate Commander Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. End of the American Civil War
1865/04/09 Joshua Chamberlain Union Commander Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. End of the American Civil War
1865/04/09 Robert Todd Lincoln Union Officer Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. End of the American Civil War
1865/04/09 Robert E Lee Confederate Commander Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. End of the American Civil War
1865/04/09 Ulysses S Grant Union General Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. End of the American Civil War
1865/04/09 Wesley Merritt Union Commander Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. End of the American Civil War
1865/04/09 Charles William Field Confederate Major General Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. End of the American Civil War
1865/04/09 Elkanah L Burson Confederate Attache Elkanah L Burson delivers General Grant's surender demand to General Lee and returns Lee's surrender papers back to General Grant Battles of Appomattox Station and Court House
1865/04/09 William Henry Fitzhugh Lee Confederate Commander Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. Battles of Appomattox Station and Court House
1865/04/09 George E Pickett Confederate Commander Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. Battles of Appomattox Station and Court House
1865/04/09 Joshua Chamberlain Union Commander Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. Battles of Appomattox Station and Court House
1865/04/09 Robert Todd Lincoln Union Officer Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. Battles of Appomattox Station and Court House
1865/04/09 Robert E Lee Confederate Commander Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. Battles of Appomattox Station and Court House
1865/04/09 Ulysses S Grant Union General Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. Battles of Appomattox Station and Court House
1865/04/09 Wesley Merritt Union Commander Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. Battles of Appomattox Station and Court House
1865/04/09 Charles William Field Confederate Major General Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. Battles of Appomattox Station and Court House
1949/04/09 US National Park Service Architect The reconstructed McLean House, where Lee surrender, opens to the public

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Particulars for Appomattox Court House National Historical Park:
Military Event American Civil War
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Battle site
Area of Significance Conservation
Historic Use Courthouse
Owner Federal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Attribute Moved property
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Disposition Reconstructed Property
Historic Use Single dwelling



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000827
Resource Type:
Owner: Private, Federal
Architect: National Park Service
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Nominator Name: National Historical Park
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Conservation, Military, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Person
Criteria Consideration: Cemetery, Moved property, Reconstructed property
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1865, 1930, 1935
Associated People: Lee,Robert E.,et al.
Historic Function: Domestic, Government, Funerary, Recreation and Culture, Defense, Agriculture, subsistence, Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Courthouse, Single dwelling, Battle site
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Domestic, Agriculture, subsistence, Landscape, Funerary
Current Sub-Function: Museum Cemetery Single dwelling Park Monument, Marker

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