Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee

Chapter VIII: The Surrender:

The Document

Fort Fisher captured and Lee made Commander-in-Chief
Battle of Five Forks
The General's farewell to his men
His reception in Richmond after the surrender
President Davis hears the news
Lee's visitors
His son Robert turns farmer

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Lee, Robert E. jr., The Recollections & Letters of Robert E. Lee,, webpage created by Rickard, J (8 June 2006),

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