Here on April 9, 1865, after four years of heroic struggle in defense of principles believed fundamental to the existence of our government, Robert E. Lee, commanding general of the army of Northern #Virginia
, surrendered 9,000 men to Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all United States forces. The confederates were a remnant of an army still unconquered in spirit.
When Grant and Lee sat down in the parlor of Wilmer McLean's home, Grant asked only that the confederates pledge not to take up arms against the United States. Officers were allowed to keep their side arms, and soldiers who owned their horses were allowed to take them home. Generous terms began the process of reunification. 🇺🇸 #CivilWar #FindYourPark #Appomattox #StillnessAtAppomattox #CorrieBudTravels