Two short of that, to be exact, General R.E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to forces under command of General U.S. Grant. The two years leading up to that point -- could anyone have seen that the war in Virginia would be over, in some 700 more days, on that April 9th of 1863? So long a time period, and yet so short.
Grant had a number of Michigan connections. We'll take a look at those over these next few months, so stay tuned.