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Civil WarEnd of a Tragedy The Road to Appomattox END OF A TRAGEDY THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the events surrounding theend of the American Civil War This war was a war of epic proportionNever before and not since have so many Americans died in battle TheAmerican Civil War was truly tragic in terms of human life In thisdocument I will speak mainly around those involved on the battlefield inthe closing days of the conflict Also reference will be made to theleading men behind the Union and Confederate forces The war was beginning to end by January of 1865 By then FederalFederal was another name given to the Union Army armies were spreadthroughout the Confederacy and the Confederate Army had shrunk extremely insize In the year before the North had lost an enormous amount of livesbut had more than enough to lose in comparison to the South General Grantbecame known as the Butcher Grant Ulysses S Personal Memoirs of US Grant New York Charles L Webster Co1894 and many wanted to see himremoved But Lincoln stood firm with his General and the war continuedThis paper will follow the happenings and events between the winter of1864-65 and the surrender of The Confederate States of America All ofthis will most certainly illustrate that April 9 1865 was indeed the endof a tragedyCUTTING OFF THE SOUTH In September of 1864 General William T Sherman and his army clearedthe city of Atlanta of its civilian population then rested ever so briefly It was from there that General Sherman and his army began its famousmarchto the sea The march covered a distance of 400 miles and was 60 mileswide on the way
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