The war is over—the rebels are our countrymen again. — Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885), Upon stopping his men from cheering after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House [April 9, 1865]

The war is over—the rebels are our countrymen again. — Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885), Upon stopping his men from cheering after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House [April 9, 1865]