Appomattox C. H. Va.
Apl. 9th 1865
GEN. R. E. LEE,
COMD.G C. S. A.
In accordance with the substance of my letter to you of the Sth
inst. I propose to receive the surrender of the Army of N. Va. on
the following terms: towit:
Rolls of all the officers and men to be made in duplicate One
copy to be given to an officer 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 officer or regimental commander sign a like parole
for the men of his mes their commands.
The Arms, Artillery and public property to be parked and
stacked and tumed over to the officer appointed by me to receive
them. This will not embrace the side Arms of the officers nor their
This private horses or baggage.—This done each officer and man
will be allowed to retum to their homes not to be disturbed by
United States Authority so long as they observe their parole and
the laws in force where they may reside.
U. S. GRANT Lt. Gn
The Papers of U.S. Grant, vol. 14, p. 373-4