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150 Years Ago: Actors Stage Robert E. Lee's Civil War Surrender

After more than four years of brutal warfare, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union troops on April 9, 1865.
Image: Appomattox Marks 150th Anniversary Of Surrender Of Lee's Army In Civil War
American Civil War re-enactors dressed as Union cavalry ride back to their lines after engaging Confederate troops at a re-enactment of the Battle of Appomattox Station April 8, 2015 in Appomattox, Virginia. Win McNamee / Getty Images
/ Source: NBC News