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Articles of Agreement Relating to the Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia


Articles of Agreement in Regard to the Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia under Gen. Robert E. Lee, April 10, 1865

Articles of Agreement in Regard to the Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia under Gen. Robert E. Lee, April 10, 1865 (ARC ID 300386); War Department, Record and Pension Office, 1892-1904; Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s-1917; Record Group 94; National Archives.

On April 9, 1865, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in the parlor of a house in Appomattox Court House, VA, to discuss this surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, which would end the Civil War. According to the terms, the men of Lee's army could return home in safety if they pledged to end the fighting and deliver their arms to the Union Army.
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