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1815 - Philip Kearny was born. He was killed on September 1, 1862, while behind Confederate lines at Chantilly, Virginia. General Robert E. Lee returned Kearny's body under a flag of truce.

1864 - Union General Ulysses S. Grant prepared for a major assault along the entire Confederate front. He attacked the next day.

1865 - Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith officially laid down his arms at Galveston. On May 26, he became the last Confederate general to surrender.


U.S. Civil War Quotes

"It's bad. It's damned bad."
- Abraham Lincoln's first reaction to the Union Army's rout at First Manassas



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