To Remedy Grievous Wrong: Happy Appomattox Day 

This weekend marked the surrender of the Confederate Army under “that genteel butcher Bobby Lee” to Ulysses S. Grant, and the end of the Civil War. After four years and 630,000 lives lost in the sordid name of Southern white supremacy, the date symbolizes an imperfect but hopeful turning point for a nation at bloody war with itself, a nation called on by Abraham Lincoln – himself struck down by hate just days later – to “strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.”

Source: Further | To Remedy Grievous Wrong: Happy Appomattox Day | Opinion

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