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The Surrender: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 11



Appeared in

United No More! Stories of the Civil War

Story Summary

This is a well researched and nicely told story about the events that transpired in the days after April 7, 1865, when Ulysses S. Grant sent Robert E. Lee a letter asking for his surrender. The story captures both the incredible fatigue of both great generals and the moving civility with which they treated each other.