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ANCESTRY ANTHOLOGY: TEXAS STATE HISTORY ASSOCIATION: TEXAS DAY BY DAY: AUGUST 20 - CIVIL WAR ENDS


Peace--finally!--between the U.S. and Texas


On this day in 1866,


President Andrew Johnson, declaring that "the insurrection in the State of Texas has been

completely and everywhere suppressed and ended," officially ended the Civil War by issuing a

proclamation of peace between the United States and Texas.




Johnson had declared a state of peace between the U.S. and the other ten Confederate states on April 2, 1866.



CONFEDERATE STATES:  ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, VIRGINIA


The last land battle of the Civil War took place at Palmito Ranch near Brownsville on May 13,




1865, more than a month after Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse.




JOHN JEFFERSON WILLIAMS


John Jefferson Williams (1843 – May 13, 1865) was a Union soldier and private in Company B the 34th Regiment Indiana Infantry. He was killed at the Battle of Palmito Ranch, the last land battle of the Civil War, and is generally recognized as the last soldier killed in the American Civil War.



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