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 Posted: Tue Jan 9th, 2007 02:47 am
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I don't have an official list of battles or engagements so I'd like to know if those of you who do have such a list would enlighten me as to what is considered the absolute "last battle of the US Civil War." Some places I have read that it is the Battle at Palmito Ranch in Texas on May 12 and 13, 1865.

But I have also read in other places the last engagement was in the Bering Sea from 22 to 28 June 1865 when the crew of the Confederate commercial raider ship CSS Shenandoah, unaware that the war had ended,  attacked nearly two dozen whaling ships owned by American interests.

Does this last episode count as an "engagement" and is it listed on official lists of Civil War battles, engagements and skirmishes or is it just considered to be an aberration or curiosity being that the war was long over, but the participants just didn't know? 

Last edited on Tue Jan 9th, 2007 03:38 am by CleburneFan

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