Appomattox Court-House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.
GENERAL: In accordance with the substance of my letter to you of the 8th instant, I propose to
receive the surrender of the army of Northern Virginia on the following terms, to wit: Rolls of all
the officers and men to be made in duplicate, one copy to be given to an officer to be designated
by me, the other to be retained by such officer or officers as you may designate. The officers to
give their individual paroles not to take up arms against the government of the United States until
properly exchanged; and each company or regimental commander to sign a like parole for the men
of their commands. The arms, artillery, and public property to be parked and stacked, and turned
over to the officers appointed by me to receive them. This will not embrace the side-arms of the
officers nor their private horses or baggage. This done, each officer and man will be allowed to
return to his home, not to be disturbed by United States authority so long as they observe their
paroles and the laws in force where they may reside.
U. S. GRANT, Lieutenant-General.
General R. E. Lee.
Head-Quarters, Army of Northern Virginia,
April 9, 1865.
GENERAL: I received your letter of this date containing the terms of the surrender of the army of
Northern Virginia, as proposed by you. As they are substantially the same as those expressed in
your letter of the 8th instant, they are accepted. I will proceed to designate the proper officers to
carry the stipulations into effect.
R. E. LEE, General.
Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant.
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