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1862 - Union Captain Quincy Gilmore began firing shots at Fort Pulaski. Confederate Colonel Charles Olmstead surrendered the next day.

1865 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee addressed his army for the last time.

1865 - Celebration began in Washington.


U.S. Civil War Quotes

"Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the battle of Antietam that fatigues anything."
- Abraham Lincoln directed this remark to George B. McClellan, who had excused his lack of action in the fall of 1862 due to tired horses. McClellan was removed from command shortly there-after.



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