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Surrender at Appomattox

McLean House Appomattox

Following the Confederate evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg, General Robert E. Lee moved his army westward, hoping to eventually reach North Carolina and join up with other southern forces located there.  Union forces pursed the retreating Confederates, inflicting at defeat at Sailor’s Creek on April 6, before forcing Lee’s surrender at Appomattox on April 9.

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