Surrender – Appomattox, Virginia – April 9, 1865
Using the parlor of Wilmer McLean’s home, Robert E. Lee, commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia, surrendered his men to Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all United States forces. Lee’s surrender signaled the end of the Southern states’ attempt to create a separate nation. Three days later the men of the Army of Northern Virginia marched before the Union Army, laid down their flags, stacked their weapons, and began the journey back to their homes. This was a new beginning for the nation.
5 Days Later – April 14, 1865 – Lincoln Assassinated
President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while watching a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre, Washington D.C. He died the following day.
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