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appomattox court house

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Appomattox Court House [(ap-uh-mat-uhks)]

A village in Virginia where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant in April 1865, effectively ending the American Civil War.

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  • The morning broke clear and bright in the neighborhood of appomattox court house, and there was every evidence of spring.

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  • Sheridan, outstripping them, placed his men across their path at appomattox court house.

  • He fought it out on that line, and brought up at appomattox court house.

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