Sunday, April 09, 2023

A Civil War national holiday? Not on April 9.

Steve Phillips wrote an article in the Guardian titled: The American civil war ended on this day. It should be a national holiday, which argued April 9 should be a national holiday.

On April 9, 1865, Lee surrendered to Grant. The Civil War did not end. Johnston's army was roaming North Carolina.

Lincoln's position in the 1860 election was against the EXPANSION of slavery, not about the elimination of slavery (recall the proposed Corwin amendment).

The significant positive event was the passage of the 13th Amendment, as opposed to the "might have been" Corwin version of the 13th Amendment.

link to Phillips article


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