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Even if you had the worst possible high school history teacher, you still probably learned that the Civil War is over, and it has been for 154 years. On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union leader Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse in Appomattox County, Virginia. It took several days for the news of Lee’s white flag waving to reach other Confederate generals, but they soon signed their own agreements of surrender too.

Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrendered to William Tecumseh Sherman on April 26. Lt. Gen. Richard Taylor surrendered his

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