After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War
Released! 04/09/2015
After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War
by Gregory P. Downs
Hardcover

On April 8, 1865, after four years of civil war, General Robert E. Lee wrote to General Ulysses S. Grant asking for peace. Peace was beyond his authority to negotiate, Grant replied, but surrender terms he would discuss. As Gregory Downs reveals in this gripping history of post–Civil War America, Grant’s distinction proved prophetic, for peace would elude the South for years after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox.

After Appomattox argues that the war did not end with Con... read more