Civil War historian Tom Schobert brings to life one of the key personalities of the Civil War -
General Robert E. Lee - in an enlightening and entertaining 45-minute presentation,
"Four Days After Appomattox".
Step back in time to Thursday, April 13, 1865 as Confederate General Robert E. Lee is
traveling to Richmond to join his family...just four days after he has surrendered the
once mighty Army of Northern Virginia to his fiercest adversary, General U.S. Grant,
Commander of the Union Army.
General Lee pauses to reminisce about his career as a military officer in the United States
Army which culminated in President Lincoln's offer to command the U.S. forces seeking to
quell the rebellion of the Southern states. Listen to his story about the agonizing decision
he made to refuse Lincoln's offer and leave the U.S. Army. Learn of his subsequent decision to
command the armed forces of the Confederate States of America.
General Lee will talk about some of the key battles of the Civil War, including the crucial
Battle of Gettysburg, and will offer his candid observations on why the Civil War was
fought... and about his hopes for the future. Finally, you will hear his first hand account of
the final days of the war and his momentous decision to surrender his Army.i