Coca-Cola is brewed for the first time, Elvis Presley begins boot camp, the last U.S. soldiers leave Vietnam, Henry Fonda wins his first and only Oscar, and the Tennessee Lady Vols complete an unbeaten season, all on this day.
1865: In the Battle of Lewis's Farm, Union forces under Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan (pictured) move to flank Confederate forces under Gen. Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins. The campaign would culminate in the surrender of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and the effective end of the American Civil War.
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