April, 1865: Ending The Civil War
April of 1865 was important in the history of the Civil War. It was during this month 150 years ago, that President Abraham Lincoln visited the Confederate White House in Richmond, Virginia.
Some important battles involving Vermont troops took place that led to the war ending in the middle of the month. General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox. Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. And General William T. Sherman and Confederate General Joseph Johnston reached an agreement on the surrender of all remaining armies in the Confederacy.
We'll discuss the important battles that took place that month and the impact in Vermont of Lincoln's death with Historian Howard Coffin.
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Also on the program, Eric Davis, professor emeritus of political science at Middlebury College, explains why he thinks the education consolidation bill is a critical priority for Democrats running for re-election in 2016.
Broadcast live on Friday, April 3, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.