town in central Va., near Lynchburg: pop. 1,800: at a former nearby village () Lee surrendered to Grant (April 9, 1865), ending the Civil War
< Algonquian tribal name
See Appomattox in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A town of south-central Virginia east of Lynchburg. Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865, ending the Civil War. The site is now a national historical park. Population: 1,730.