Tag: Ulysses S. Grant

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Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace. – Ulysses S. Grant, American general and 18th President of the United States was born on this day in 1885. Virginia, and much of the rest of the …

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On this Day in 1865

On this day in 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, ending the war. “The Surrender” by Keith Rocco shows the known officers that were present for at least a portion of the meeting in the McLean Parlor, April 9, 1865. National Park …

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