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The Last Salute of the Army of Northern Virginia

On the 9th of April 1865, General Robert E. Lee signed the Articles of Surrender at Appomattox in the presence of General Ulysses S. Grant.  This was one of the last officially recorded events of the American Civil War. 428 more words

On This Day

The War This Week: Apr 6-12, 1865

Thursday, April 6

The Battle of Sayler’s Creek occurred, in which Federals routed Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia as it fled west from Petersburg and Richmond. 557 more words

Abraham Lincoln

The Civil War This Week: Apr 6-12, 1865

Thursday, April 6

The Battle of Sayler’s Creek occurred, in which Federals routed Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia as it fled west from Petersburg and Richmond. 549 more words

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Appomattox at 150

As an historian, I’ve been continuously surprised by the lack of attention to the series of 150th anniversaries of the events of the American Civil War, including yesterday’s sesquicentennial of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. 580 more words

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Lee's Farewell to Troops; "Bells Toll in Woe that Rang in Joy"

April 10, 1865/2015

Volume 6, Issue 15 (235 Issues Since 15 October 2010)

Lincoln Hears News of Lee’s Surrender

Lincoln heard the news of Lee’s surrender late on the same day that it happened. 1,155 more words

Abraham Lincoln

April 10, 1865: Lee's Farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia

Starving army,
Who, after your best was spent and your Spring lay dead,
Yet held the intolerable lines of Petersburg
With deadly courage.
                    You too are a legend now… 479 more words

Quote of the day, April 10

Ulysses S. Grant, letter to Robert E. Lee of 7 April 1865

“General R. E. Lee: The result of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia in this struggle. 45 more words

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