Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Final battle of Civil War (sic) was 150 years ago today and the Confederates won

Via Billy


It's common knowledge that the four bloody, thunderous years of the American Civil War came to a solemn end when Southern Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox — but it's not true.

The final land battle of the war wasn't fought until more than a month later, 150 years ago Tuesday and Wednesday, on a barren, wind-swept coastal plain at the southern tip of Texas.

And the Confederates won.

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8 comments:

  1. Interesting - didn't know that. I've got some reading to do tonight....

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  2. Hey, if we won the last battle, doesn't that mean we won the War..............? :)

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  3. Great post and a great victory. Thanks.

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  4. It showed that the South was not finished.

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