a town in central Virginia where Lee surrendered to Grant on April 9, 1865, ending the Civil War.
a river flowing E from E central Virginia to the James River. 137 miles (220 km) long.
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How to use Appomattox in a sentence
Butler was to move up the James and seize Richmond, or cut the railroads south of the Appomattox.
The scouts up the Appomattox reported the rumbling of heavy trains along the Richmond and Petersburg railroad.
Engineers hurried up with pontoons, strung them across the Appomattox, and Grant began the pursuit.
We are correctly told that the ancient doctrine of State rights ended at Appomattox.
About noon the regiment was detached to capture a force of the enemy said to be at one of the crossings of the Appomattox.Last Days of the Rebellion | Alanson M. Randol
British Dictionary definitions for Appomattox
a village in central Virginia where the Confederate army under Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant's Union forces on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the American Civil War
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