Robert E. Lee

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I received your letter of this date containing the terms of the surrender of the Army
of Northern Virginia as proposed by you. As they are substantially the same as those
expressed in your letter of the 8th inst., they are accepted. I will proceed to designate
the proper officers to carry the stipulations into effect.

R. E. Lee,

U. S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant (New York, 1885), pages 555-560


Robert E. Lee Surrenders
April 9, 1865