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Robert E. Lee

Surrender at 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 … Full Post

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Sherman Marches North

In late January 1865, following his capture of Savannah, Georgia the previous month, General William T. Sherman commenced his March Through the Carolinas, with the objective of destroying war materials and public property in South and North Carolina, and eventually … Full Post

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Grant Crosses the James

Grant steals a march on Lee and gets his men over the James River and in position to attack Petersburg.

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The Battle of Cold Harbor

Ulysses Grant continues to move toward Richmond and engages Robert E. Lee in a bloody assault at Cold Harbor.

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