What a difference three days could make. Soldiers in the Army of Northern Virginia present for the surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865 received their paroles and were allowed to return to their homes. Soldiers who were captured in battles at
June 2, 2015
June 1, 2015
The Civil War is sometimes called “a Rich man’s war, but a poor man’s fight.” Laws, in both the North and the South enabled those wealthy enough to hire a substitute to take their place in the army. As the war dragged on the price of a
May 26, 2015
On this day in 1865, Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's Trans-Mississippi Department was surrendered (without his knowledge, though he accepted the terms one week later).
Terms of military convention entered intoMay 1, 2015
On May 11, 1865, Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President of the Confederacy, was arrested in Crawfordville, Georgia. When informed that he was to be taken to Fort Warren, he remembered that among prisoners, Fort Warren enjoyed a relatively