Friday, April 09, 2021

Today in History

Today is the anniversary of Robert E. Lee surrendering to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox in 1865.  One of the most important dates in US history goes by with little or no mention and we wonder why kids today seem so uninformed.


  1. Grant handled the surrender masterfully. He was the right man at the right time and was a remarkable person. I just ordered Dear Julia a book of letters that he wrote to his wife during the war. His Memoirs are a must read about him as well as Chernow's Grant.

  2. I always loved Joshua Chamberlain's role during the surrender. Well deserved and another nod to Grant's masterful handling of the situation.

  3. Stretch8:51 PM

    Thank God the issue was not handled by politicians.