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What terms did grant offer lee when he surrendered at appomattox courthouse?
May 31, 2012 2:40AM
Grant's terms of surrender was that lee's solders could keep there small firearms, the officers could keep there horses and no one would disturb the Solders on the way home. in addition Grant also gave 25,000 rations to feed lee's troops.
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What happend at the Appomattox court house?
Grant and Lee signed the end of the Civil War IMPROVED ANSWER: Both Lee and Grant met at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. Grant allowed the Confederate soldiers to return home, after vowing never to raise arms against the United States of America. Confederate soldiers had to surrender their arms and artillery. The Confederate officers were allowed to keep their guns and swords. The Confederate soldiers were allowed to keep their horses or mules to take back home, to help raise crops. Lee did not offer his sword in defeat; Grant never asked for it. Although the two great military leaders fought on opposite sides of the war. General Grant had great admiration and respect for General Robert E. Lee.
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What happened when general lee surrendered to general grant at appomattox?
It was a solemn and historic moment that brought out the noble side in both of them. Lee was facing up to defeat in a manly and responsible way, and Grant felt he could afford to offer generous terms. He told Lee that if his men would hand in their weapons and go home peaceably, they would not suffer persecution from the government. Lee accepted this, and was able to dissuade some of his officers from taking to the hills and carrying on guerrilla warfare. Apex: the confederate soldier were permitted to keep their swords and horses
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Who surrendered in the US Civil War?
As the Confederate army in Virginia was facing the overwhelming force of Union troops in Virginia, Lieutenant General Robert E. Lee was running out of troops and food for his Army of Northern Virginia. He saw little hope by continuing to wage war in Virginia. Union victories in early 1865 had placed Lee in no position to carry on the fight. In April he took US Grant's offer to surrender without the South having to suffer anymore losses. He surrendered his army to Grant at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia. The date was April 9, 1865.Confederate President Jefferson Davis wanted to continue the war. He still had a large army under General Johnston. Ultimately Johnston saw that surrendering to General Sherman was the best way to save lives and to end the war. Johnston surrendered on April 26, 1865.
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What terms of surrender did Grant offer Lee when he surrendered at Appomattox?
The terms given to the defeated General Lee at the Appomattox courthouse are as follows 1. Two lists a all of the men serving in the Confederate army under General Lee was to be made, with one list going to the Union army, and another to the Confederate army. 2. The Confederate officers were to be on parole to not take arms against the United States Government. 3. Each commanding officer of the Confederate army was to sign a parole pledging that their men would not take up arms against the United States Government. 4. All of the public property carried by the Confederates, such as their guns and artillery was to be turned over 5. The Confederate soldiers were allowed to keep all of their personal belongings 6. Each man in the Confederate army would be allowed to freely return home and live in peace without fear of punishment from the United States Government, so long as they held to their parole agreement.
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Describe how general Grant conducted the Confederate surrender?
Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant ~ The two commanders met at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. Grant allowed the Confederate soldiers to return home, surrendering only their arms and artillery. Lee did not offer his sword in defeat; Grant did not ask for it. The war was over, but the bitterness would be evident for years to come. Five days later, after the agreement was signed. President Lincoln was shot while attending a play at Ford's Theater ("Our American Cousin") - a tragic ending to a tragic war.