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A Conflict Ends

In North Carolina in late April, 1865, the second major Confederate army surrendered.  Over the next two months the remaining southern forces laid down their arms, ending military operations.  Other major events included the killing of President Lincoln’s assassin, John … Full Post

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Aftermath of the Civil War

As the nation tries to process the death and funeral of Abraham Lincoln, events around the country bring the war to an end and sets up the path toward reunification.

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The End Unravels

The Assassination.

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Surrender at Appomattox

Following the Confederate evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg, General Robert E. Lee moved his army westward, hoping to eventually reach North Carolina and join up with other southern forces located there.  Union forces pursed the retreating Confederates, inflicting at defeat … Full Post

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