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Make April 9 a holiday

...the American calendar. That was the date in 1865 when Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac, effectively ending the Civil War.The Union victory in the Civil War was the most...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-23/make-april-9-holiday
Observing Civil War finally ends after 150 years

...9, 2015, and exactly 150 years ago, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.Many of our visitors to town this week remember that date ? or at least...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-08/civil-war-finally-ends-after-
'Devil' or fiery peacemaker: 5 questions and answers about Sherman's March, 150 years later

...of Atlanta in September helped President Abraham Lincoln win a second term Nov. 8.With the top Union general, Ulysses S. Grant, confronting Robert E. Lee in Virginia, Sherman proposed an arcing campaign, first southward across Georgia to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-15/devil-or-fiery-peacemaker-5-q
Civil War's toll created Arlington National Cemetery

...unsanitary hospitals at an increasing rate. The high casualties were partly due to a change in strategy: Gen. Ulysses S. Grant had assumed control of the Union Army, and was more willing than his predecessors to fight in Confederate territory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-05-31/civil-wars-toll-created-arlington-n
What does it mean to be patriotic? Take a road trip and find out

...command two days before battle. They were beaten back the first day but would triumph in the end. This victory, plus Ulysses S. Grant's simultaneous success in Vicksburg, Miss., changed the course of the war.? In November, 11 months after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-09-22/what-does-it-mea
Five questions with Columbia County author Louise Shivers

...in the work." Q: Who are your favorite authors? What are you reading?A: "I'm reading the memoirs of (Ulysses S.) Grant now. I'm back into my Civil War reading now. But I do certainly have favorites. One of them is Nick Hornby...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2013-09-19/five-questions-columbia-
Tobacco production to be the lowest since 1874

...by lawsuits, a drop-off in smoking and competition from imports. Farmers are planting the smallest crop since Ulysses S. Grant was president. The Agriculture Department expects it to be just 413,710 acres this year - 3 percent lower than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/02/bus_380030.shtml
Business
Photos show Red Cloud as warrior, diplomat

...of the 19th century one spring morning in 1872, a few blocks from the White House. Before meeting with President Ulysses S. Grant, the Lakota chief agreed to sit for Mathew Brady, famed for his Civil War-era photographs and his portraits of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/13/art_455863.shtml
Arts
Odds and Ends

...negative thing anymore like it once was." Despite a legacy of bearded leaders that includes Abraham Lincoln and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, modern police authorities generally frown on hairy faces. In Central Florida, most sheriff's offices banish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/01/biz_382766.shtml
XXX Bizarre
This day in the Millennium: April 7

...first kudzu vine on the reservoir banks in hopes of preventing erosion. NationWorld 1862: Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee. 1927: An audience in New York saw an image of Commerce...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/07/met_258400.shtml
Metro