By Jay Winik; Clipper Audio (Firm); Recorded Books, LLC

This path explores the waning days of the Civil warfare in interpreting the dramatic occasions prime as much as April 1865 and ponders a number of the replacement results which if discovered may have replaced the formation of the U.S. as we all know it today.

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Lincoln put them off, saying he would give them a speech on Monday. III. Lincoln Has “Never Felt Better” LECTURE EIGHT A. M. Lincoln felt so good that he decided he and Mary would go that evening to see a play, a comedy, “Our American Cousin,” at Ford’s Theatre. B. Meanwhile, powerful drama was simmering in his cabinet and in the country about what would come next when the war ended. 1. This would perhaps be Lincoln’s greatest challenge: subduing the Confederate forces while laying the groundwork for peace.

Nor was his army. ” 1. Sensing the kill, on April 6, Grant planned to move against Lee’s army in a pincer movement—moving ahead of Lee’s army with his cavalry and pushing forward in the rear. 2. But by all accounts, there was still fight in the half-starved rebels. B. On April 6, come they did, along an obscure stream called Sayler’s Creek. Three separate battle sites merged into one, and what followed was one of the most savage battles of the entire war. 1. At one point, a man was holding the colors of Lee’s army, and he got shot down.

Lee was thinking of anything but. 32 3. But that afternoon, he was approached by an officer on behalf of several in his command, broaching the most dreaded word in the Confederate vocabulary: surrender. “Surrender,” Lee thundered coldly. ” 4. The exchange of letters between Grant and Lee continued, but Lee refused to quit. At day’s end on April 8, Grant could not shake his doubts about the ever-elusive Lee. By the time he received the second dispatch from Lee, refusing to surrender, Grant had collapsed with a severe migraine.

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