Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
The last battle of the War Between the States occurred in a vicinity particularly well adapted for the military tragedy that it was. The meandering Appomattox river found its way between hills the were high and close to the stream, making the approaches to it very difficult. It was a poor defensive position because the rear could be easily taken. Over the whole of this area grew dark pine woods, broken by scattered plantations and a few small farms. Under the circumstances the Confederates did all that could be expected.
Norfleet, Edward J., "The last battle of the War between the States" (1935). Honors Theses. 1092.