To Appomattox: Nine April Days, 1865

Burke Davis


To Appomattox: Nine April Days, 1865

To Appomattox: Nine April Days, 1865

  • Title: To Appomattox: Nine April Days, 1865
  • Author: Burke Davis
  • ISBN: 9781580800976
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback

To Appomattox Nine April Days, Classics of War To Appomattox Nine April Days, Classics of War Burke Davis on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Here is a riveting chronicle of the nine final days of the Civil War, and anecdotal and intimate portrait of Grant, Lee Appomattox Court House National Historical Park The Appomattox Court House is a National Historical Park of original and reconstructed th century buildings in Appomattox County, Virginia The village is famous as the site of the Battle of Appomattox Court House and containing the house of Wilmer McLean, where the surrender of the Confederate army under Robert E Lee to Union commander Ulysses S Grant took place on April , Battle of Appomattox Court House The Battle of Appomattox Court House Virginia, U.S , fought on the morning of April , , was one of the last battles of the American Civil War It was the final engagement of Confederate States Army General in Chief, Robert E Lee, and his Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army of the Potomac under the Commanding General of the United States Falling River Country Club Welcome FALLING RIVER COUNTRY CLUB GOLF AT ITS FINEST Located in historic Appomattox County, Falling River Golf Club opened It was designed with nine holes and later added nine holes to complete the course as designed. Appomattox The Last Days of Robert E Lee s Army of They endured hardship and deprivation as they fought for their home and ideals relive the final days of the Army of Northern Virginia Appomattox The Last Days of Robert E Lee s Army of Northern Virginia encompasses the defense and evacuation of the Confederate capital of Richmond, the horrific combat in the trenches of Petersburg, General Robert E Lee s withdrawal toward the Carolinas in Battle of Appomattox Court House April , Summary The Battle of Appomattox Court House was the final battle fought by the Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E Lee It took place on April , , making it one of the American Civil War s last battles The engagement resulted in a victory for the Union Army of Lieutenant General Ulysses S Grant, after which Lee s forces surrendered. Central Virginia Health Services Non Profit Community Central Virginia Health Services, Inc is a community based, non profit organization that provides high quality primary health care to ANYONE who needs it Let our skilled professionals and compassionate staff care for you Each year, over , patients call us their health care home. Investigation leads to closure of Virginia fox pens RICHMOND, Va AP A two year investigation has led to the closure of six of Virginia s nearly fox pens, large enclosures in which wild foxes are contained and chased by hunting dogs, Attorney General Mark Herring s office said Herring s office told The Associated Press ahead of an official announcement Wednesday that its Animal Law Unit had secured nine guilty pleas from people Civil War Weapons HistoryNet Information and Articles About Civil War Weapons used during the American Civil War Many weapons were used in the The Civil War from knives to swords along TIME Magazine Charleston Shooting Cover Story On the night of June , a gunman opened fire in a church basement in Charleston Nine people died Five survived Survivors and families tell their stories of faith and forgiveness



Provides a chronicle of the nine final days of the Civil War, and a portrait of Grant, Lee, Lincoln, and the war s other notable personalities as they play out the end game to America s bloodiest war.


Recent Comments "To Appomattox: Nine April Days, 1865"

A decent overview of the Appomattox Campaign, though the first half is very dry. The book is also a prime example of "information overload," putting too much into the short narrative. Otherwise, it's a solid effort.

An extremely good book about the final nine days of the Civil War. Well-written and well-detailed story of Grant surrounding Lee leading to the surrender at Appomattox. One of the best on the topic I have read. It is a great reference book. Enjoy!

Writing style made this hard to read. Great info, but you have to be willing to read short, choppy sentences/paragraphs with little to no connection/flow.

This was my first serious adult "historic novel" specifically about the American Civil War (AMC). When I read it, it was the start of the Centennial/100th anniversary of the AMC. It covered the last 9 days of this 4 years war. At 11 years of age I was a novice and my conception of the Civil War was full of myths and legends and this was my first step in seeing the truth of this historical event. The picture of how sorrowful the South was, in April 1865, is horrific. The Southern people of Richmo [...]

Great read and timely as we approach the 150th anniversary of the end of the war. Burke Davis weaves together his narrative with the recollections and experiences of the original participants from both sides as the Grey and the Blue move the war finally away from Richmond and the Petersburg trenches. A number of fascinating vignettes offering intriguing insights into the background of the war, a number of the war's most important participants, and the complicated process of ending a war. The boo [...]

There are not a lot of accounts of the last campaign of the civil war. Primarily because the writing has been about the surrender and the assassination and the fall out from all of that. This book does a good job of explaining the strategy and tactics employed. Map are included, good narrative covering Petersburg, Richmond, Five Forks, Sailor's Creek and the final surrender by Lee at Appomattox Court House.The author is familiar with the areas of these battles which makes for an excellent defini [...]

Not too bad; I gave it only three stars due to the style used. The author wrote the book more as a story rather than as a military history; the focus is on the soldiers' memories and civilian accounts of the fall and Union occupation of Richmond and Petersburg. There are no foot/endnotes or order of battle, no analysis of the strategies or tactics used in the campaign. The author described the actions of each army separately; covering the actions of the Confederates first, then the Union army fo [...]

In the words of the author himself, "This is less a military history than a tale of human beings under stress." Burke Davis has never disappointed me in any of his books. Though dated, his work is excellent and has expertly weaved primary sources (see bibliography) into the narrative. The "cherry on top of the dessert" are the excellent maps by "Palacios." These maps are a hallmark of Davis' work. I could pore over them for hours! My library has 5 of his books (including this one).

Nine most surreal days of U. S. historyYou will not be disappointed in this play by play ending of the Civil War. Converse from both sides keep you alert as to what is next. I recommend this not only to history buffs but to anyone who would like to know more about America.

I usually will read through anything with history in it, but it was very difficult to get into this one. It jumps around too much for me. It is extremely detailed, even to the point of being "too much". The stories of Lincoln were by far the best parts.

The best part was the meeting between Lee and Grant and their signing of the surrender agreement.

Interesting, well-written, day-by-day chronicle of the last 9 days of the Civil War in the east, from Petersburg to Appomattox.

He went to great lengths to find original reports, letters, etc. to write an authentic history book.

Starts fine but after covering several days in just begins to drag.

3.5 instead of 3.

A well written account of the last days of the Civil War


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