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The Civil War in MississippiMajor Campaigns and Battles$
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Michael B. Ballard

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604738421

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604738421.001.0001

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(p.271) Epilogue
The Civil War in Mississippi

Michael B. Ballard

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter presents some final thoughts. Mississippi was among the last of the Confederate states to be surrendered; on May 4, 1865 General Richard Taylor surrendered his troops. Robert E. Lee had surrendered on April 9 and Joseph E. Johnston on April 26. However, for many who fought for and/or supported the Confederacy, the war did not end in 1865. The emotional, physical, and psychological trauma of defeat, the impact of the war dead on families, the lingering effects of severe wounds, and the losses of homes and property left scars that filtered down through many generations.

Keywords:   Civil War, Mississippi, Benjamin Grierson, Richard Taylor, Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston

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