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
Ten years after the surrender at Appomattox, the Southern leaders in Congress, state houses, and police forces looked the same as they did before the war.Our Nation Is Still Divided Along the Battle Lines of the Civil War | Jeremi Suri | May 6, 2022 | Time
In 2015, the city ended its practice of occasionally hanging three Confederate flags from traffic-light poles near “Appomattox,” a statue of a Confederate soldier.Door by door, a push to rename Confederate streets for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor | Teo Armus | October 17, 2021 | Washington Post
After Appomattox, many Union soldiers of both races believed their sweat and blood had purchased equality for formerly enslaved people.The future in Afghanistan may be key to the well-being of America’s soldiers | Dillon Carroll | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
A decade and a half after Appomattox, biracial democracy collapsed in the South.The future in Afghanistan may be key to the well-being of America’s soldiers | Dillon Carroll | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
In June, “Appomattox,” the 131-year-old Confederate statue that stood in the middle of Alexandria’s main artery, was removed.Arlington may swap Lee Highway name for Mildred and Richard Loving Avenue | Patricia Sullivan | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
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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