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April 9, 1865: Robert E. Lee Surrenders at Appomattox
The Civil War still holds the distinction of being the bloodiest in American History. It all came to an end, however, in the parlor of Wilmer McLean’s home at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on this day in 1865.
Explore the work of Civil War photographers through a special feature developed for Ken Burns’s film The Civil War in partnership with The Library of Congress: "Images of the Civil War."
Photo: Robert Edward Lee, 1863 (Heritage Auction Archives)