Witness to Appomattoxby Richard Wheeler
The battle of Appomatox was the last stand of the Confederacy and the scene of its surrender. This account, utilizing eyewitness accounts, starts in early 1865, with the crumbling of Confederate defenses before Richmond and Petersburg. It follows Lee's efforts to retrieve Confederate forces from deteriorating positions and parallel moves by fast-moving Union troops to cut him off.
Finally, WITNESS TO APPOMATTOX focuses on Lee's encirclement, the negotiations between Grant and Lee at Appomattox Court House, and Lee's surrender -- the end of the most agonizing chapter in U.S. history.
"Richard Wheeler brings narrative to life with haunting images of Lincoln walking the streets of Richmond, drawing an admiring crowd of blacks; Confederate and Union troops gathering around the courthouse, the shock of disbelief -- the birth of hope." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)
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