April 9: General Lee Surrenders
On this day in 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. Shortly thereafter, Confederate forces throughout the South surrendered as news of Lee’s surrender reached them. FCIT has assembled a large collection of Civil War illustrations, photos, maps, and literature for a study of the American Civil War.
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