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Which general surrendered at Appomattox?
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People also ask, who was present at Appomattox surrender?
Two noteworthy figures who helped enlarge the surrender at Appomattox into an image of national reconciliation were Confederate general John B. Gordon and Union general Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.
Secondly, why did General Lee surrender? Robert E. Lee surrenders. In Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. In retreating from the Union army's Appomattox Campaign, the Army of Northern Virginia had stumbled through the Virginia countryside stripped of food and supplies.
Hereof, what were the terms of surrender at Appomattox?
Terms of Surrender The terms of the surrender were generous: Confederate soldiers would have to turn in their rifles, but they could return home immediately and keep their horses or mules. They were also given food as many of them were very hungry. These terms were more than Lee and the Confederate Army could ask for.
When did General Lee surrender at Appomattox?
April 9, 1865