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Posted by Cassie on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12:41pm.

". . . I need not tell the brave survivors of so many hardfought battles, who have remained steadfast to the last, that I have consented to the result from no distrust of them. But, feeling that valor and devotion could accomplish nothing that could compensate for the loss that may have attended the continuance of the contest, I determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those whose past services have endeared them to their countrymen. . . ."

–General Robert E. Lee, last order to his troops, April 9, 1865

Which statement best describes why Lee is surrendering?


Further fighting could not accomplish anything useful and losses would be heavy.

Lee was tired of fighting and the Confederate armies had suffered very heavy losses.

The Confederate armies were weary and would not continue to fight any more.

Ammunition and other supplies for the Confederate troops had run out and could not be replaced.

I think it is A...?

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