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Martin Kelly

End of the Civil War

By May 26, 2008

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While General Robert E. Lee had surrendered on April 9, 1865, fighting still continued in other places. It wasn't until General Stand Watie surrendered on June 23, 1865 when the last major fighting occurred. There is a vast amount of information in the Civil War section. You can look at photographs of the war, read about leaders and locations of battle, take a Civil War Quiz, and read through Civil War documents. You will also find a biography of our great leader, Abraham Lincoln.


April 21, 2009 at 11:13 am
(1) O.D. says:

I recently read an article about the 2 flags of the united states. A peacetime flag and a wartime flag. This article ,and 2 others I found, claim that peace has never been restored. So the flag we pledge our allegiance to, has an uncertain history.

My reason for writing this comment was in hopes someone could tell me these articles are wrong. And also offer some proof of it. I want to be able to know the answers based on facts not on opinions (from either side of the argument).

-Was there was an official end to the war?
I can find the end date of other wars quite easily.
-What happened to the peacetime flag?

Whatever our flag is now, is our flag. I do not debate that. It is interesting though. Something I stumbled upon that is hard to find facts either way on.

Either way I would like to hear someone who knows a thing or 2 about the civil war put the writer of this article in his place. Or blow my mind and agree with him. I will learn something either way.

April 20, 2010 at 3:43 pm
(2) BY says:

Found this article at http://www.loeser.us/flags/american_note_2.html

It tells how lies are constructed to make it “seem” like there were 2 flags.

Hope this answers your question.

June 13, 2011 at 3:31 pm
(3) Gary says:

Mostly you are right. But Stand Waite was a Brigadier General, not a major.

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