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The Confederate States of America Surrender 

On 9 April, 1865 General Robert E. Lee, the Highest ranking Confederate officer, surrendered to Union General, Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.

Lee’s surrender marked the unofficial end of the four year American Civil War (which officially ended on 9 May, 1865. The surrender also marked the reunification of the Southern States back into the what was hopefully a more “Perfect Union”

The War claimed the lives of nearly 600,000 Union and Confederate soldiers.

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    some southerners apparently never heard news of the south’s surrender.
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