Civil War stories
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Although the end of the Civil War began with Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, it would still be a while before death took a holiday. A nation longed for justice after the cowardly assassination of Abraham Lincoln. In Mississippi, soldiers beginning a long journey home were lost in a tragic...
After his victory at Bentonville, N.C., William T. Sherman knew the southern rebellion was near its end and worried about the possibility of the remaining Confederate armies resorting to guerilla war throughout the south. Sherman knew such a tactic could plunge the nation into anarchy.
An act of honor between two citizen soldiers at Appomattox was overshadowed two days later with John Wilkes Booth's cowardly assassination of Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater.
Since being forced from his lines at Petersburg, Va., Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia had been on the run, vainly attempting to rid themselves of the pursuing Army of the Potomac.