c Civil War Journeys
Appomattox Court House – April 9, 1865
Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
Gen. Robert E. Lee
700 total (27,805 Confederate soldiers paroled)
Early on April 9, the remnants of
John Broun Gordon’s
cavalry formed line of battle at Appomattox Court House.
determined to make one last attempt to escape the closing Union pincers and
reach his supplies at Lynchburg.
At dawn the Confederates advanced, initially gaining ground against
The arrival of Union infantry, however, stopped the advance in its tracks.
army was now surrounded on three sides.
on April 9.