April 9, 1865: The Appomattox Countdown Begins

It’s April 9, 2014. Some 149 years ago today, this happened:

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Within days, this happened:

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No word yet on whether certain Confederate heritage groups will fly white flags and furl their Confederate flags, just as their honored ancestors did, to mark the occasion on the road to national reunification.