April 12 1865 - The End
SURRENDER OF THE REBEL ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA.
CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN GENS. GRANT AND LEE.
THE TERMS PROPOSED BY GEN. GRANT ACCEPTED !
THE OFFICERS AND MEN TO BE PAROLED AND ALLOWED TO GO TO THEIR HOMES.
THEY WILL BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN THERE WHILE THEY RESPECT THEIR PAROLE AND THE LAWS WHERE THEY RESIDE.
THE MAGNANIMOUS SPIRIT OF A GREAT REPUBLIC SHOWN!
Appomattox C. H., April 9, 1865.
To Gen. R. E. Lee, Comd’g C. S. A.:
In accordance with the substance of my letter to you of the 6th, I here propose to receive the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, on the following terms;
Rolls of all the officers and men to be made in duplicate, one copy to be given to an officer designated by me, the other to be retained by such officer as you may designate. The officers to give their individual paroles not to take arms against the Government of the United States until properly exchanged, and each company and regimental commander sign a like parole for the men of their commands. The arms, artillery and public property to be packed, and stacked and turned over to the officers appointed by me to receive them. This will not embrace the side arms of the officers, nor their private horses and baggage.
This done, the officers and men will be allowed to return to their homes, not to be disturbed by the U. S. authorities so long as they observe their parole and the laws in force where they may reside.
Very respectfully, yours, [Signed,] U. S. GRANT.
GEN. LEE'S ACCEPTANCE.
Hd. Qrs. Army of Northern Virginia, April 9th.
To U. S. Grant. Lieut. Gen. U. S. A.,
General :—I have received your letter of this date, containing terms of surrender of Army of Northern Virginia, as proposed by you. As they are substantially the same as these expressed in your letter of the 8th, are accepted. I will proceed to designate the proper officers to carry these stipulations into effect
Very respectfully, yours,
[Signed,] R. E. LEE, Gen. C. S. A.
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