U.S. Civil War History
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.
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