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   GO3  April 8 in military history:

0 - Feast of St Walther Gautier of Pontoise, Patron of Prisoners-of-War
1861 - US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia, seized by Confederate officials
1864 - Battle of Mansfield, La; U.S. forces routed by Lt Gen Richard Taylor

1865 - Lee's retreat cut off near Appomattox Court House. Lee, having abandoned the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia retreated west, hoping to join his army with the Confederate forces in North Carolina. Union forces pursued and cut off the Confederate's retreat at the village of Appomattox Court House. Lee launched an attack to break through the Union force to his front, assuming the Union force consisted entirely of cavalry. When he realized that the cavalry was backed up by two corps of Union infantry, he had no choice but to surrender. Painting: Lee surrenders to General Grant.

1898 - Battle of the Atbara River: Kitchener's Anglo-Egyptian forces crush the Sudanese Mahdists
1940 - British destroyer 'Glowworm' is sunk after a gallant fight with the German heavy cruiser 'Admiral Hipper'
1945 - Okinawa: Marines probe Japanese lines on the Motobu Peninsula
1950 - Unarmed USN patrol plane downed over the Baltic Sea by Soviet aircraft
1956 - Parris Is, SC: Six Marine recruits drown during an unauthorized night exercise

   April 8 at 00:48 EST .

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