New PDF release: American Civil War Reference Library

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Abraham Lincoln 275 The funeral train of President Abraham Lincoln. ) But the celebrations came to an abrupt end a few days later. On April 14, 1865, Lincoln and his wife attended a play at Ford’s Theatre in Washington called Our American Cousin. They were seated in a fine balcony overlooking the stage. Midway through the performance, a fanatical supporter of the Confederacy named John Wilkes Booth (1838–1865; see entry) slipped into the rear of the balcony and shot Lincoln in the back of the head.

General Winfield Scott (1786–1866; see entry). As the war progressed, Lee’s understanding of military tactics and his bravery in combat impressed Scott so much that the general stated that “Robert E. ” The Mexican War ended in 1848, after the United States forced the Mexican government to give up its claims on California and other western lands in exchange for $15 million. After returning from Mexico, Lee continued his work with the Army Corps of Engineers. In 1852, he accepted an offer to become superintendent at West Point.

Grant quickly gave chase, however, and within a week he had surrounded Lee and his men. Lee surrendered his army on April 9. After signing the terms of surrender at the home of Wilmer McLean in Appomattox County, Virginia, Lee returned to his camp and told his loyal soldiers that “I have done the best I could for you. ” College president and legend After the war, Lee became president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Vir260 American Civil War: Biographies ginia.

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