General order no. 9, 10th of April 1865.


Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. General order no. 9, 10th of April 1865.

General order no. 9, 10th of April 1865.

Following his surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox on 9 April, Lee issued his General order no. 9 to his commanders, confirming that "officers and men can return to their homes" and thanking them for their service.

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