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U.S. Civil War History

1865 - Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith surrendered. He was one of the last general of the Confederate Army to surrender. Smith officially laid down his arms on June 2 in Galveston.

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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."
- Union General John Sedgwick spoke these words just moments before being shot dead by a confederate sniper at Spotsylvania