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In 1865, the Confederacy knew that it was going to lose the war. At first they tried to negotiate for peace. However, Lincoln would only accept unconditional surrender - and Union. The end of the war occurred when Northern troops captured Richmond and found Lee at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. The terms of surrender were agreed upon and the period of Reconstruction could begin.

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