What Happened on April 9, 1865

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Confederate General Robert E Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S Grant (US Civil War)

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

Famous Birthdays

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Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish/US Union general-major, dies at 32