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What is overlooked in this surrender is the respect garnered to the Confederate Army. General Grant esteemed General Lee so much that the incident was rather quiet and dignified. This surrender shows the hope that the North had for reunification.
(18 Jul 2007)
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American Milestone Documents
›1865 - Confederate Surrender
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Traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.