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Appomattox: A Hardfought Surrender

Had it not followed years of death and destruction, Lee’s surrender to Grant would be remembered as a comedy of errors. Everyone knows about the Surrender at Appomattox:  April 9, 1865. Wilmer McLean’s parlor. Robert E. Lee on time, in an immaculate uniform. Ulysses S. Grant late, in a mud-spattered private’s blouse. Lee not remembering Grant from the Mexican […]