Wednesday, November 27, 2013

American Civil War Fact One

The official span of the American Civil War was from April 12, 1861 with the attack on Fort Sumter to one of three accepted dates: April 9, 1865 when General Robert E Lee surrendered his army of Northern Virginia in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, May 10, 1865 when Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured in Georgia and November 6, 1865 when Lieutenant James Waddell finally surrendered his ship the C.S.S. Shenandoah to British authorities in Liverpool, England months after he had fired the last shot of the Civil War on June 22, 1865.

American Civil War page

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