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April 22, 1865

On this day in the Civil War, after several days of hiding, John Wilkes Booth and fellow conspirator David Herold cross the Potomac River.

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April 21, 1865

On this day in the Civil War, Lincoln’s casket is removed from the Capitol rotunda and put on board a funeral train bound for Springfield, Illinois. 15 more words

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What Did Lee Suffer From at Gettysburg?

For students of the Civil War, one of the most enthralling debates surrounding Robert E. Lee is whether or not he was ill enough during the Battle of Gettysburg to ultimately hinder his ability to make strategic decisions on the battlefield. 754 more words

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April 20, 1865

On this day in the Civil War, General Lee writes to Jefferson Davis telling the Confederate President that he is opposed to the continuation of hostilities and recommends an end to all fighting. 9 more words

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April 19, 1865

On this day in the Civil War, Funeral services are held for the President in the East Room of the White House. A funeral procession escorts the casket to the Capitol rotunda where the public will be allowed to view it. 9 more words

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