Top 10 Captivating American Civil War Sites

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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox, VA

Here is where the Civil War FINALLY came to an end. When General Robert E. Lee recognized he could push no farther and could also no longer retreat, he surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant in Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.

This sealed the fate of the Civil War. At this simple village in the countryside, General Robert E. Lee conceded, ending one of the darkest parts of American history.

You can tour the actual structure where the papers were signed and really register the magnitude of that moment! Much of this small village of Appomattox Court House still stands in the park. You can walk through to get a sense of what life was REALLY like here at the end of the Civil War.

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