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THE CIVIL WAR
(from CivilWarMonths.com):

The Battle of Palmito Ranch
11 May 1865 - The last major battle of the War Between the States ironically resulted in a Confederate victory near Brownsville, Texas...

The War This Week: May 4-10, 1865
Confederates surrendered in Alabama and Mississippi, Abraham Lincoln was laid to rest, and Federals captured Jefferson Davis...

Jefferson Davis Captured
10 May 1865 - Federal cavalry seized Confederate President Jefferson Davis and members of his party near Irwinville, Georgia...

Reconstruction Efforts of May 1865
9 May 1865 - President Andrew Johnson continued efforts to quickly restore the Union by approving the installment of Virginia’s new pro-U.S. government...

Taylor Surrenders to Canby
8 May 1865 - Federal forces accepted the paroles of Confederate soldiers from the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, thus disbanding the last major Confederate force east of the Mississippi River...

Jefferson Davis Reaches Georgia
5 May 1865 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his dwindling government-in-exile reached Sandersville, Georgia in their southward flight to avoid Federal capture...

Lincoln Returns to Springfield
4 May 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad were laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in their hometown of Springfield, Illinois, nearly three weeks after Lincoln had been assassinated...

The War This Week: Apr 27-May 3, 1865
The steamboat Sultana exploded, Jefferson Davis continued his southward flight, and Andrew Johnson ordered a military commission to try those alleged to have conspired to kill Abraham Lincoln...

The Lincoln Conspiracy Trial
1 May 1865 - President Andrew Johnson appointed “nine competent military officers” to form a commission and try suspects accused of conspiring to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Those seeking retribution for Lincoln’s murder disregarded the questionable constitutionality of Johnson’s order...

The Sultana Tragedy
27 Apr 1865 - The steamboat Sultana exploded and sank on the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 recently released Federal prisoners of war in the worst maritime disaster in American history...

The War This Week: Apr 20-26, 1865
The Lincoln funeral train left Washington, Johnston surrendered under new terms, and Federals cornered Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth...

The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth
26 Apr 1865 - A platoon of Federal cavalry cornered famous actor John Wilkes Booth on a Virginia farm...







AMERICAN HISTORY
(from WalterCoffey.WordPress.com):

Espionage, Sedition, and Fascism in World War I
President Woodrow Wilson approved laws that violated civil liberties and indirectly set the stage for the contentious laws approved by George W. Bush and Barack Obama in their "War on Terror"...

The Real Story of Lusitania
The sinking of Lusitania by a torpedo during World War I shocked the world. But she was not just an innocent passenger liner...

Opening the Panama Canal
The Canal opened in 1914 as the greatest engineering feat in history. But the U.S. acquistion of the Canal Zone was legally questionable...


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Articles pertaining to American history from the founders' perspective of less government and more liberty

The Year-by-Year History of American Liberty
A comprehensive digest of events in American history (1770-2013) presented from the founders' perspective...

The Year-by-Year History of the Civil War
A comprehensive digest of events related to the Civil War (1860-1865) from the founders' perspective...

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The Tragic Aftermath of the War Between the States

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Civil War Fiction
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