The battle that many hoped would end the war takes place in northern Virginia near a stream named Bull Run.
The Federal army reaches Centreville in northern Virginia, while Joseph E. Johnston’s Confederates slip out of the Shenandoah Valley undetected and head east.
The largest army ever assembled in North America went into motion at 2 p.m., starting the great campaign that many hoped would end the war.
The “Grand Armies of the Republic” staged a triumphant review through Washington to celebrate the Federal victory and end of the war.
April 9, 1865 – Federal Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant received the surrender of Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee and the last of his Army
Letter from Private John Lightner of the 200th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry to his mother on the day of Robert E. Lee’s surrender. Nottoway C.H., Va.