150 years ago: The surrender that ended the Civil War

Civil War re-enactors
American Civil War re-enactors dressed as Confederate cavalry and artillery took part in a re-enactment of the Battle of Appomattox at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park April 9, 2015 in Appomattox, Virginia.
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Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Lt. Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the Civil War 150 years ago this week.

David Williard teaches history at the University of St. Thomas and joined MPR News' Mike Mulcahy to look back at what happened on that day in 1865.

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