The Second Grant-Lee Meeting

Much has been said about the meeting between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee on April 9, 1865, in Wilmer McLean’s parlor.  Much less is said about their second meeting at Appomattox Court House, which took place on a wet April 10 in a field not far from what was to become known as Surrender Triangle.  Yet that meeting was important in its own way, both in terms of what might have been as well as misunderstandings about what might have been.

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