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Looking at the Civil WarMay 1865

“I made use of the opportunity to talk to him about the uselessness of prolonging the war…”

The final installment of Looking at the Civil War offers an engaging reflection on Lee’s surrender, Lincoln’s assassination, and the impact of the war on the South. More »

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