9th APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

April 9th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1865 : Robert E. Lee surrendered : At Appomattox, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War on the 9th April 1865. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Robert E Lee had no other option. | & more about history on this day in the video…