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 Posted: Sun Jun 10th, 2012 12:56 am
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Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was not the only Confederate army. Even if McClellan had defeated Lee, Union forces would still have had to defeat armies in the Western Theater such as the Army of Tennessee. Also there were Confederate forces in the Trans-Mississippi region and Eastern coastal areas of the Carolinas, Georgia and even a few in Florida.

In fact, it took weeks for the war to wind down even after Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

For a detailed examination of how painfully long it took to really end the Civil War after Appomattox, read:

"Out of the Storm: The End of the Civil War, April-June 1865" by Noah Andre Trudeau, Little Brown and Company, 1995

Last edited on Sun Jun 10th, 2012 01:02 am by CleburneFan

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