A concise history of the Civil War by William C Davis; William Marvel

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Embraced the South once more, and with countenance or even talk of secession. Yet other questions remained. It all PARADE IN WASHINGTON, DC CELEBRATING THE END OF THE WAR. (LC) EXECUTION OF MAJOR HENRY WIRZ. (USAMHI) j evertheless, after four years of '. THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LiNCOLN AT FORD'S THEATRE ON THE NIGHT OF APRIL 14,1865. I LLUSTRATION FROM HARPER'S WEEKLY. (LC) 57 58 Win or lose, living and dead, soldier and civilian, they had participated in something that set America apm1, that renewed a nation and set it on the path to world power.

And Grant opened his commissaries were only scratch forces totaling less than far from the capital at Raleigh, where he British authorities in Liverpool, England, to the hungly Confederates. Lee accepted, 25,000, though more small commands hoped Lee would be able to join him. But on and it was over. Within hours old friends in joined the Confederates throughout the when he learned of Lee's surrender, he Lee's surrender. The last guns, at last, following campaign. believed that his own must follow.

Johnston had not the power to order. A mourning. Still he had to retreat once more, but three week later Washington rejected the terms Confederates, who days later he turned at Bentonville and, in because Shern1an did not have the authori- had nothing to do an unusual act for Johnston, launched a ty to make such an agreement either. with the lone act conceIted attack that achieved some suc- Johnston then immediately surrendered his of the assassin, cess until the weight of the Yankee num- own army without seeking Davis's pennis- realized that sion.

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