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How did Grant treat Confederate soldiers after the surrender at Appomattox Court House?


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"they returned home in peace and taking there this they loved with them"

^This is true, but a better explanation is that he:

Grant offered generous terns to surrender, after, laying down their arms the Confederats could return home in peace, taking their private possessions and horses with them. Grant also gave food to the hungry Confederate soldiers.