Articles of Agreement Relating to the Surrender of the Army of
Northern Virginia (1865)
Appomattox Court House Virginia
April 10, 1865
Agreement entered into this day in regard to the surrender of the Army of
Northern Virginia to the United States Authorities.
1st The troops shall march by Brigades and Detachments to a designated point,
stock their Arms, deposit their flags, Sabres, Pistols, etc. and from thence
march to their homes under charge of their Officers, superintended by their
respective Division and Corps Commanders, Officers, retaining their side Arms,
and the authorized number of private horses.
2. All public horses and public property of all kinds to be turned over to
Staff Officers designated by the United States Authorities.
3. Such transportation as may be agreed upon as necessary for the
transportation of the Private baggage of Officers will be allowed to accompany
the Officers, to be turned over at the end of the trip to the nearest U.S.
Quarter Masters, receipts being taken for the same.
4. Couriers and Wounded men of the artillery and Cavalry whose horses are
their own private property will be allowed to retain them.
5. The surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia shall be construed to
include all the forces operating with that Army on the 8th inst., the date of
commencement of negociation for surrender, except such bodies of Cavalry as
actually made their escape previous to the surrender, and except also such
forces of Artillery as were more than Twenty (20) miles from Appomattox Court
House at the time of Surrender on the 9th inst.