1865 - Close of the American Civil War

The Civil War officially ends on 9th April, 1865, when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox.


Union soldiers entrenched along the west bank of the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg, Virginia
Photographed by  Andrew J. Russel, between April 29 and May 2, 1863
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA