January 25, 2023

Today in History: Lee Surrenders

Last Updated on April 9, 2018

The surrender of General Lee and his entire Army to Lieut. General Grant April 9th 1865
Today in History–April 9–the Library of Congress features the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant on this day in 1865. Learn more about the surrender by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access thousands more Civil War resources.

Lee’s surrender primary source set

“THE END! SURRENDER OF LEE!…”, American Citizen, April 12, 1865

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