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Here’s a short factoid for today and a welcome one from general news of war, famine, and other apocalyptic headlines in modern day.


Taken from History.com for June 2nd, 1865:

“In an event that is generally regarded as marking the end of the Civil War, Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi, signs the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators. With Smith’s surrender, the last Confederate army ceased to exist, bringing a formal end to the bloodiest four years in U.S. history.”

Let the grief, healing, and Reconstruction Era begin.

–We cannot mention the Civil War without a brief moment to recognize the troops on both sides of the Mason Dixon Line. . . .