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APRIL 9: Today in military history: General Robert E. Lee Surrenders

On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War. America’s bloodiest war had raged for almost four years, and things were looking grim for Confederate General Robert E. Lee. A week earlier, Union forces under … Continued

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