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Lee’s Surrender on April 9, 1865

Lee’s Surrender on April 9, 1865

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Speaker:  Kenneth J. Serfass, Gunnery Sgt. USMC, retired

Ken is a first-person impressionist. With more than forty years spent studying his self-avowed childhood hero, U.S. Grant, he is a full time professional living historian portraying Ulysses S. Grant. We will discuss with General Grant some of the finer details of the meeting which led Robert E. Lee to surrender his army and end the fighting in Virginia during the Civil War.  The letters exchanged are merely the public face of how the meeting came about, and U.S. Grant will be sharing some of the inner workings that lead to this momentous day.