Saturday, October 22, 2016

Civil War pop quiz: what event is pictured here?

No, I'm not talking about the civil war which may break out on November 9th. I'm talking about the Glorious War of the Secession, which ended any thoughts of white supremacy and laid the foundation for the century and a half of harmonious race relations which the Excited States of America has enjoyed ever since.

Here's the question
: Which Confederate general surrendered to which Union general in the final surrender of the war, in April of 1865?

The answer is not Robert E. Lee and U.S. Grant, pictured here meeting at Appomattox Courthouse VA, in the parlor of the house owned by Wilmer McLean on the afternoon of 9 April 1865. (Ironically, Mr McLean had sold the house he owned at Manassas VA, which he had tendered to Confederate General P.G.T Beauregard for his headquarters during the first battle of Manassas, in 1861.)

The last surrender of the War Between the States took place on 18 April 1865, when Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrendered to Union General William Tecumseh Sherman. This marked the formal end of Southern resistance to domination by Washington and the northern liberal elite.

Source: Don't Know Much About the Civil War, by Kenneth C. Davis (1997), which I do not recommend. Mr Davis' book is a compendium of misinformation, revisionism, sloppy research [sloppy proofreading too! Ed.] and white liberal bias. Better you should read Shelby Foote's monumental The Civil War: A Narrative. There are three large volumes. Take your time.

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