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Monday, April 9, 2012

Robert E Lee surrenders to U.S. Grant

At Appomattox, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Lee had no other option.

For a nice weekend trip start in and tour Petersburg’s VA then follow Lee’s retreat route to Appomattox.

Time permitting you can also work in the sights of the Confederate capitol Richmond VA.

After four long years this journey marks the end of the American Civil War.