On This Date

On June 23, 1865, the last Confederate soldiers surrendered, ending once and for all the Civil War. This final surrender took place in the Oklahoma Territory. General Stand Watie, leading a battalion of Native Americans, was the last Confederate commanding officer to give up the fight.

This summer marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. To mark the occasion, BL interviewed Ken Burns about his documentary “The Civil War.” Click here to listen to audio.

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