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Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia

Caroline E. Janney

Abstract

The last days of fighting in the Civil War's eastern theater have been wrapped in mythology since the moment of Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House. War veterans and generations of historians alike have focused on the seemingly inevitable defeat of the Confederacy after Lee's flight from Petersburg and recalled the generous surrender terms set forth by Grant, thought to facilitate peace and to establish the groundwork for sectional reconciliation. But this volume of essays by leading scholars of the Civil War era offers a fresh and nuanced view of the eastern war's closing chapt ... More

Keywords: American Civil War, Appomattox Campaign, Army of the Potomac, Army of Northern Virginia, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, United States Colored Troops, United States – History, Military – to 1900, United States – Army – History – 19th century, Virginia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469640761
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640761.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caroline E. Janney, editor
Purdue University

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