What Lincoln Can Still Teach Us

April 9, 1865, exactly 145 years ago to the day of this writing, marked the symbolic end of the bloodiest, most challenging chapter in American history. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Yes, the American Civil War officially continued for several weeks afterward, but it effectively ended with Lee’s surrender.