Friday, April 10, 2015

150 Years Ago: April 10

On the morning of April 10, 1865, which was a Monday, the news of Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant began being reported in newspapers around the country. Below is a portion of the front page of the New York Times for that day. The entire newspaper for April 10, 1865, may be viewed here.

The front page of the New York Times for April 10, 1865, included this dispatch from Albany.

The surrender of Lee was hailed as the end of the Civil War, but there were still Confederate armies fighting in the field after Lee's surrender. On April 26, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston would surrender his forces to William T. Sherman in North Carolina. General Richard Taylor's forces in Alabama surrendered on May 4. General Edmund Kirby Smith surrendered the Confederate Department of the Trans-Mississippi on June 2, and it wasn't until June 23 that General Stand Watie surrendered his Cherokee forces in Oklahoma to the Union army.

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