150 years ago today …

General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was decisively defeated at the Battle of Appomattox Court House on the morning of 9 April 1865, and General Lee formally signed surrender documents in the afternoon of April 9. (Above is a map of the military engagement preceding General Lee’s fateful surrender. More here.)

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