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The war comes to an end

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Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House

Surrender at Appomattox

1.       April 2 1865 General Lee withdrew his troops from Richmond, which opened the door for the Union to occupy it.

2.       Lee fled west hoping to meet up with more troops and resupply is army that had dwindles to 30,000 a third smaller than Grants

3.       Lee was cut off in his effort to escape and with no other option asked to meet with General Grant to ask for terms of surrender.

4.       Lee met Grant in the Village of Appomattox Court House to discuss terms.

a.       Officers could keep their side arms

b.      Arms and materials were to be surrendered

c.       Soldiers were to be fed

d.      Soldiers would be allowed to keep their mules and horses

e.      All men would be paroled; none would be tried for treason.

5.       The war had finally come to an end.  Lives lost

a.       Union 360,000

b.      Confederate 258,000

 

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