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George Dixon swears he read this in a book published long ago in the deep south:

“After chasing the Union army all over the map, the Confederates pulled up at Appomattox, planning to wipe out the Yankees. . .General Lee was resting at the town’s courthouse when in walked General Grant to surrender.

Lee took the Union General to be an orderly, so he gave him his sword to polish.

Astonished, Grant took the sword, thinking Lee had surrendered instead. He even thanked Lee for surrendering and, being a true Southern gentleman, Lee couldn’t go back on his word.â€

Simpson’s Leader-Times of Kittanning, Pennsylvania, April 1, 1957

How about them apples.

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