10 fascinating facts about Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant

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This is from the National Constitution Center

One hundred and fifty years ago Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant became forever connected in the home of Wilmer McLean.

Where they sign the surrender that ended The Civil War.

It said the war was started in the kitchen of Wilmer McLean and ended in his parlor.

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The names Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee are connected through their Civil War bond and the historic surrender, 150 years ago today, at Appomattox Court House. But how much did Lee and Grant have in common?

Both were noted military commanders and graduates of West Point. Beyond that here is a look at two legendary figures and their different paths to that day in 1865 that started the end of the Civil War.

1. Robert E. Lee was among the bluest of Virginia blue bloods. The Lees were synonymous with the state and colony of…

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