by John Reeves
Chernow has now provided us with a compelling explanation of why Grant was indeed the first soldier of the Civil War, though there’s always the matter of the sacrifice of all those lives lost in battle.
Appomattox Court House, Virginia, was where confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered 150 years ago, effectively ending the Civil War. And as David Martin explains, it's also the place no one should ever take for granted.
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