- 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.
Examples from the Web for appomattox
Custer was but twenty-six when Lee surrendered at Appomattox.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman
J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Dandridge, Stephen A.; enlisted 1862; paroled at Appomattox.The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson
Edward A. Moore
When we got to Appomattox we found the Yankees were so thick that we stayed there.Before the Dawn
Joseph Alexander Altsheler
The other was with Lee at Appomattox, and came home to settle down.Dorothy's Triumph
Only twenty-five months had gone since Appomattox Court-House.Red Men and White
- 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
Word Origin and History for appomattox
eccentric spelling of plural of Appomattoc, name of a local subgroup of the Powhatan (Algonquian) confederacy in Virginia (first attested as Apamatic, 1607). Site of last battle for Army of Northern Virginia (CSA) in the American Civil War, and of Lee's surrender to Grant in Wilmer McLean house, April 9, 1865.