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By Kevin Hillstrom

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Grant in charge of Union forces. Grant had been the Union’s most successful general in the war’s western theater (the region of the country beRobert E. Lee 259 tween the Mississippi River and the Appalachian Mountains). When he arrived in the East in 1864, he took control of the Army of the Potomac and marched into Virginia in search of Lee. Grant hoped to use his superior force to smash the Army of Northern Virginia once and for all. Lee and Grant clashed throughout the early summer of 1864. Fighting in engagements that ranged from bloody battles to small but deadly skirmishes, the two armies marched across the Virginia countryside in a desperate battle for survival.

His assassination plummeted them into a mood of deep grief and rage. “While the nation is rejoicing . . it is suddenly plunged into the deepest sorrow by the most brutal murder of its loved chief,” wrote one Union veteran. The nation remained in mourning in the weeks following Lincoln’s death. Thousands of citizens paid their respects to their fallen president when the White House held a service in his honor. On April 20, Lincoln’s body was placed on a train so that he could be buried in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.

He also reshaped the school’s curriculum to provide more training in subjects like science and engineering. Lee also emerged as the war’s most beloved and respected figure in the South. His fabulous military record and his lifelong emphasis on personal honor and dignity made Robert E. Lee The Appomattox County home of Wilmer McLean, site of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate surrender to Union general Ulysses S. Grant. (Photography by Timothy O’Sullivan. ) 261 him very attractive to Southerners, who remained angry and upset over their defeat.

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