The Surrender Of General Lee To General Grant At Appomattox Courthouse

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Out of Many, One

E Pluribus Unum - The Appomattox Inkwell

The deadliest conflict in American history ended in 1865, but the Civil War remains forever in our midst. Protests against racial inequality and debates over the federal government’s role in American life, for example, are part of its modern legacy. Consider today’s political flashpoints from a new and powerful perspective as you view this tiny and treasured relic that helped begin the Civil War’s conclusion, with a single stroke of a pen, following the loss of more than 600,000 American lives.

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"A house divided against itself, cannot stand.”

Abraham Lincoln, 1858