TOBACCO GOES TO WAR – AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

On April 9, 1865, General Ulysses S. Grant accepted General Robert E. Lee’s surrender of his Army of Northern Virginia at the village of Appomattox Courthouse. This ended four years of tragic bloodshed that pitted brother against brother. This war, like those that followed in the 20th century, had a profound effect on consumer demand for tobacco in America.

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