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The Last to Fall

When Brigadier General Robert Charles Tyler fell near the palisade entrance to the fort bearing his name, he would go down in history as the last Confederate General to die in combat during the American Civil War. 770 more words


Thoughts on Appomattox (part five)

On the night of April 12, as he made his way back to Richmond after leaving the remnants of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. 473 more words


Lt. Gen. U.S. Grant's Dispatch to the Secretary of War April 9, 1865

Headquarters Appomattox C.H. Va.,
April 9th, 1865, 4:30 p.m.

Hon. E.M. Stanton:
Secretary of War,
General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia this afternoon on terms proposed by myself. 14 more words

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The Last Victory of the Army of Northern Virginia –The Battle of Cumberland Church, April 7, 1865

The afternoon of April 7th found the Confederate army in a bad situation. With the losses at

Sailors Creek the day before, Lee could barely count 30,000 men left in his army. 980 more words

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The Dismissal of Bushrod Johnson, the Confederacy's Luckless Ohioan

Ohio-born Confederate General Bushrod Johnson was not a man to know much luck. He had been forced to resign from the Old Army during the Mexican War to avoid scandal; he went on to teach at the Western Military Institute in Georgetown, Kentucky, eventually rising to become its Superintendent only to have it shut down soon after; after marrying, his son was born with severe heath issues and was mentally challenged. 638 more words


"General Grant had us completely in a trap…" Farmville and High Bridge, April 7, 1865

On the afternoon of April 7, Lt. Gen. US Grant entered the town of Farmville.  As one private put it “stores were shut up, houses closed, frightened women peeped through dilapidated doorways and sullen men lolled about the porches.” The Federals were on the heels of Gen. 777 more words

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“The only chance the Army of Northern Virginia had to save itself” – Jetersville, April 5, 1865

On the morning of April 5th, Maj. Gen. William Pendleton set out to destroy the artillery surplus munitions and cannon of the Army of Northern Virginia. 826 more words

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