Where did Lee formally surrender to Grant?

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Nov 12, 2016

Lee surrendered at the village of Appomattox Court House (Appomattox), Virginia, April 9th, 1865, A formal surrender ceremony was held on April 12th but Lee wasn't in attendance.


Generals Lee and Grant met on the house of Wilmer McLean and signed the Documents of surrender. Lee chose the spot and Grant arrived later. They chatted casually about a previous meeting in the Mexican War before attending to matters at hand.

There was a formal ceremony which involved the stacking of arms by the Confederate troops on the 12th. Officers were allowed to keep their sidearms. Lee had addressed his troops in farewell on the 10th then went to Richmond so wasn't in attendance for the formal ceremony.