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    Surrender at Appomattox

    Historian Patrick Schroeder gave a tour of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee met Union General Ulysses S. Grant in the village of Appomattox Court House and surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia. While Confederate armies were still active in the field, the surrender of the South’s most potent remaining fighting force effectively ended the Civil War.

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    House Where Lincoln Died

    James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Mr. Swanson’s book details events inside the boarding house on April 14 and 15, 1865.

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