April 9

Charles Baudelaire is born

April 9, 1812

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Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses Grant at Appomattox

April 9, 1865

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  • Lesson 2: The Battles of the Civil War
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    Lesson 2: The Battles of the Civil War

    Through the use of maps and original documents, this lesson will focus on the key battles of the Civil War, Gettysburg and Vicksburg and show how the battles contributed to its outcome. It will also examine the "total war" strategy of General Sherman, and the role of naval warfare in bringing about a Union victory.

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