On this day (April 9) in 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee formally surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant after the remnants of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia were decisively defeated at the Battle of Appomattox Court House by Union forces. (Above is a screenshot of the front page of the Albany Journal, dated 10 April 1865. More information about this fateful battle is available here and here.)
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