This day in history: Surrender Sunday

APPOMATTOX, Va . (WSFA) - Sunday, April 9th, marks the 158th Anniversary of the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse and Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender of his 28,000 Confederate troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. After a weeklong push westward from Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, Gen.