Confederate Surrender at Appomattox

A panel of historians presented papers on the narrative of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox that… read more

A panel of historians presented papers on the narrative of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox that has been debated since the end of the Civil War. After their presentations, Professor Leonard provided commentary. Then the panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Professor Wallenstein moderated.

Joan Waugh talked about “U.S. Grant at Appomattox: Shaping the Peace that Would Follow the War;” Elizabeth Varon talked about “From Appomattox to Juneteenth: Lee’s Surrender and the End of Slavery;” and Caroline Janney talked about “War at the Shrine of Peace: The Appomattox Peace Monument and Retreat from Reconciliation.”

"Reunion? Reconciliation? Appomattox Revisited: Competing Narratives of the Surrender that Ended the Civil War" was a panel of the second biennial academic conference of the Society of Civil War Historians, held at the Marriott Richmond. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Elizabeth R. Varon Professor University of Virginia->Corcoran Department of History
  • Peter R. Wallenstein Professor Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.->History Department
  • Joan Waugh Professor University of California, Los Angeles->History Department
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Confederate Surrender at Appomattox

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Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 2, 2010
Last Aired:
Oct 3, 2010

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  • Oct 02, 2010 | 6:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 02, 2010 | 10:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 03, 2010 | 11:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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