Appomattox Battle Grounds. Lindsey Zumbro Midterm Power Point Project Fall 2010 Due: Friday, October 8, 2010. Peace and Reunification.
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Midterm Power Point Project Fall 2010
Due: Friday, October 8, 2010
On Palm Sunday, 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.
This is where the McLean’s slaves lived.
On April 9, 1865 after four years of Civil War, approximately 630,000 deaths, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. They had a meeting that lasted approximately an hour and a half. The terms agreed to by General Lee and Grant and accepted by the Federal Government would become the model used for all the other surrenders which shortly followed. The surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia allowed the Federal Government to redistribute forces and bring increased pressure to bear in other parts of the south resulting in the surrender of the remaining field armies of the Confederacy over the next few months.
Between July 21,1861 and April 9, 1865 lie 620,000 dead young men, 410,000 wounded, 10,000 battles, and very unimaginable hardship: hunger, cold, heat, sickness, and brutality.
There are 27 structures in the national historical park, restored to its 1865 appearance; most can be entered. A highlight is the reconstructed McLean House, in whose parlor the articles of surrender were signed.
On April 10, 1865, Generals Lee and Grant met for a 2nd time at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. In the 2nd meeting General Lee requested that his men be given evidence that they were paroled prisoners – to protect them from arrest or annoyance. Parole passes were issued to Confederates.