Confederate re-enactors march back to camp after a re-enactment of the Battle of Appomattox Court House as part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House in Appomattox, Va., Thursday, April 9, 2015. The battle was the final battle of the army of Confederate General Robert E. Lee before his surrender to Union troops.

Civil War: Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, then and now

The surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee to Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago Thursday was a milestone event in the end of the Civil War.