The end of the Confederacy

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The end of the Confederacy.  With about half the number of troops as the Army of the Potomac, Lee was unable to  break the siege at Petersburg. He broke off the engagement and tried to swing west and  south to link up with what was left of his troops in North Carolina under General  Johnston. Jefferson Davis abandoned Richmond and was eventually captured in  Georgia in May. With the Confederate capital in Union hands, Lee found himself penned  in by Grant's troops and those of General Philip Sheridan, and he asked for surrender  terms on April 7, 1865. The formal surrender took place two days later in the town of  Appomattox Court House. In the meantime, Sherman's army was moving into North  Carolina to confront Johnston. Although Davis urged the general to fight on, Johnston  surrendered his thirty-seven thousand men on April 26. By the end of May, all 
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course HIST 1310 taught by Professor Marshall during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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