Step 1 : Introduction to the question "Which war was ended in the town of Appomattox?"
...Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,733 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Appomattox County. Appomattox is part of the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area. State: Virginia GNIS feature ID: 1498448 Area code(s): 434 Elevation: 850 ft (259 m) Town Staff ....Zoning issues are managed by Town Council, while building permits are issued by either Appomattox County or Prince Edward County depending on the project's location within the
Step 2 : Answer to the question "Which war was ended in the town of Appomattox?"
U.S. Civil War:
On this day in 1865, at Appomattox, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Lee had no other option. General Grant told his officers, “The war is over. The Rebels are our countrymen again.” Although scattered resistance continued for several weeks, for all practical purposes the Civil War had come to an end.