1865 NY Times newspaper CIVIL WAR ENDS with the SURRENDER of ROBERT E LEE to US GRANT at APPOMATTOX COURT HPOUSE, Virginia - inv # 5W-202. SEE PHOTO----- COMPLETE, ORIGINAL Civil War NEWSPAPER, the. This newspaper contains front page headlines and coverage of the END OF THE CIVIL WAR with the SURRENDER OF LEE TO GRANT at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
On April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Lee had no other option.
In retreating from the Union armys Appomattox Campaign, the Army of Northern Virginia had stumbled through the Virginia countryside stripped of food and supplies. At one point, Union cavalry forces under General Philip Sheridan had actually outrun Lees army, blocking their retreat and taking 6,000 prisoners at Saylers Creek. Desertions were mounting daily, and by April 8 the Confederates were surrounded with no possibility of escape. On April 9, Lee sent a message to Grant announcing his willingness to surrender. The two generals met in the parlor of the Wilmer McLean home at one oclock in the afternoon.
Lee and Grant, both holding the highest rank in their respective armies, had known each other slightly during the Mexican War and exchanged awkward personal inquiries. Characteristically, Grant arrived in his muddy field uniform while Lee had turned out in full dress attire, complete with sash and sword. Lee asked for the terms, and Grant hurriedly wrote them out.All officers and men were to be pardoned, and they would be sent home with their private property most important, the horses, which could be used for a late spring planting. Officers would keep their side arms, and Lees starving men would be given Union rations. Shushing a band that had begun to play in celebration, General Grant told his officers, The war is over. The Rebels are our countrymen again.
Although scattered resistance continued for several weeks, for all practical purposes the Civil War had come to an end. This listing includes the complete entire original newspaper, NOT just a clipping or a page of it.Every item we sell is an original newspaper printed on the date indicated at the beginning of its description. This is truly SIX CENTURIES OF HISTORY that YOU CAN OWN! Goldman is a consultant to the Freedom Forum Newseum and a member of the American Antiquarian Society.
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