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The Battle of Gettysburg, 1–3 July 1863

Gettysburg

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab On 30 June, Meade advised MGen John Reynolds that it seemed Lee would concentrate his forces near the small town of Gettysburg. Reynolds thus sent BGen John Buford and two cavalry brigades

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April 9, 1865: Robert E. Lee Surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant

By Callie Oettinger April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant, at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia. This followed the Union’s shattering of the Confederate forces during the April 6, 1865 Battle

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