Black Soldiers Were On The Frontline Of The Union Army And Instrumental In The Monumental Battle At Appomattox

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Members of the black community played a major role in the American Civil War with regiments on both the confederate and Union sides.  It is however not common knowledge that the black troops were regularly placed at the frontline of the Union army and were instrumental in the monumental battle at Appomattox which happened on April 9, 1865. This epic encounter led to the submission of the confederate troops from northern Virginia.

The battle commenced at around 8 in the morning and at first it seemed like the outnumbered Union army led by General Ulysses S. Grant was buckling from the pressure, considering that they initially began to fall back. However, another Union reinforcement infantry arrived and proceeded to surround the confederate troops who were forced to retreat through a settlement and across the Appomattox River.  There were a few cases of resistance from the confederates but eventually truce flags had to be sent out in order to spare the remaining soldiers’ lives.

The generals from both sides later had a meeting where they discussed the details of the surrender. This meeting was held at McLean house which is in Appomattox. The two army generals had mutual respect for each other and even had some time for small talk before getting down to serious discussions. The terms of the surrender were rather fair for the confederate army. They simply had to give up their weapons and return home.  They were allowed to keep their mules and horses and even given food rations.

Although this surrender by the confederate troops led by General Robert E. Lee did not mark the end of the American Civil War, it played a major role in ending the north-south conflict and the surrender of the rest of the Confederate troops. The efforts of the black soldiers at the battle of Appomattox therefore, played a major role in the efforts to reunify the north and the south.

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  • Dave Straight November 22, 2016 - 11:50 pm Reply

    I’m an historian and I’ve studied the Civil War extensively. I’m afraid this article has numerous major inaccuracies. There was no “monumental battle” at Appomattox; the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia had already been defeated when Gen. Robert E. Lee met Gen. U.S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse to surrender his Army. By that time, the Union Army of the Potomac greatly outnumbered Lee’s Army. Also, there were no black regiments in the Confederate Army at any time during the war; in fact, in 1864 when a group of Confederate generals wrote a letter to the Confederate government recommending that it form black regiments, the idea was not only rejected, it was roundly condemned, and the signatories suffered various forms of retaliation (including removal from command or demotion).

    However, the article does get some things right. Black soldiers did play a major role in the Union victory; over 100,000 African Americans served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Starting in 1864, they were often put in the front lines, and they suffered heavy casualties. The article is also correct in stating that Lee’s surrender at Appomattox didn’t mark the end of the Civil War; other Confederate commanders held out until as late as June.

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