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#OnThisDayInHistory “It would be useless and therefore cruel,” Robert E. Lee remarked on the morning of April 9, 1865, “to provoke the further effusion of blood, and I have arranged to meet with General Grant with a view to surrender.” #AceHistoryDesk report

#AceHistoryReport – Apr.09: In the weeks following, other Confederate forces surrendered, and Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured. #OTD in History April.09:1865: ‘The two generals met shortly after noon on April 9, 1865, at the home of Wilmer McLean in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Lee’s surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia […]