Lee and Grant at Appomattox Court House
Students investigate Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs of the surrender of the Army at the Appomattox Court House. Students analyze the events leading to the surrender of General Robert E. Lee and the terms given by General Ulysses S. Grant.
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