Review: ‘Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn’ - NYTimes.com:
"Symbolically, the Civil War ended when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in a Virginia parlor on April 9, 1865, a century and a half ago this week. Officially, it concluded a year later, when President Andrew Johnson issued a proclamation of peace. For many people who lived through it, the war never ended at all."
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