This Week in History – Surrender and Assassination

On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Union General Ulysses S. Grant and the American Civil War is officially brought to an end.

Victory!

Only five days later, President Abraham Lincoln is shot by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth, making this quite a week for high-emotion headlines.

Assassination of President Lincoln

Find more on Lincoln’s assassination here, or you can search on Newspapers.com for either of these major headlines and other topics of interest.

One thought on “This Week in History – Surrender and Assassination

  1. That disagreement was infinitely more complex than taught in history courses. Even today many of the so called losers actually won and do not realize they did so.

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