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Phoebe Yates Pember Recalls the Fall of Richmond in April 1865

Phoebe Yates Pember was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1823.  She married Thomas Pember of Boston in 1856.  Soon after that, he contracted tuberculosis and the couple moved back to the south in...

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The Surrender of the Confederate Armies: April-June 1865

On April 9th, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. This event at Appomattox Court House, Virginia is often regarded as the end of...

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Confederate General Patrick Cleburne’s Emancipation Proposal

Patrick Cleburne was born near Cork, Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day in 1828. He served three years in the British Army before emigrating to the United States in 1849. He eventually settled in Helena,...

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Jefferson Davis Quick Facts

Name Meaning Jefferson Davis was named after Thomas Jefferson. The surname means “son of Jeffrey.” Vital Stats Birthday: June 3, 1808 Birth Name: Jefferson Finis Davis Birthplace: Christian County (now Todd), KY Date of...