The American Civil War Overview

CHAPTER XXII
THE WESTERN THEATER: THE END

       Meanwhile, Johnston, upon learning of Lee's surrender, asked Sherman for terms and formally surrendered his forces on April 26, 1865 at Durham Station, North Carolina. Other Confederate resistance came to an end following additional Federal offensives by Wilson's cavalry corps into the Alabama heartland and Canby's operations against Mobile. The Trans-Mississippi Confederates also lay down their arms in May and June. The last Confederate general to capitulate, Brigadier General Stand Watie, leader of the Confederate Cherokees, surrendered to Federal forces on June 23, 1865. After four long and bloody years, the American Civil War had finally ended.

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