Tag: Surrender

And they lived happily ever after

On this date in 1781 British General Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown effectively ending the American Revolutionary War thus creating the perfect nation that never, ever again had any troubles or disagreements. What? That’s not in your history book? I mean “more perfect union.” Right? Note that the phrase is “more perfect.” Not perfect. We needed …

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On this date in 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. Ironically today, Northern Virginia is the least southern part of the Commonwealth. On April 8 Grant said “It looks as if Lee still means to fight.”  Perhaps he did. But after the disastrous …

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