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Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
April 16, 2015 M. Timothy Nolting   

-Sketch of Grant and Lee at Appomattox meeting

April 9, 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Thirty days later that bloody conflict, of four long years, would come to an official end. The negotiations leading up to the meeting of Generals Grant and Lee, and that historic event are best told by their own correspondence and eye-witness accounts as preserved in historical documents.

Grant to Lee: “5 P.M., April 7th, 1865.
The results of the la...

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