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Appomattox Court House and Lincoln's Assassination

Did Lincoln know that victory for the Union was imminent? According to this video, which discusses the end of the Civil War (including a great anecdote about a historic coincidence between the beginning and end of the war), many strategic details led Lincoln to feel assured that the Confederacy was finished. These same details made John Wilkes Booth into a desperate patriot in his own mind.

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