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Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:41 pm ]
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August 29, 1865 Tuesday
President Johnson proclaimed that even articles declared as contraband of war could now be traded with states “recently declared in insurrection.” The proclamation would take effect Sept 1.

Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:41 pm ]
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September 14, 1865 Thursday
At Fort Smith, Arkansas representatives of the Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Osages, Seminoles, Senecas, Shawnees, and Quapaws signed a treaty of loyalty with the United States, and renounced all Confederate agreements. Additional Indian groups later did the same. On Sept 21 a treaty was signed with the Choctaws and Chickasaws calling for peace and friendship and abolishing slavery.

Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:42 pm ]
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October 11, 1865 Wednesday
Confederate Vice-President Alexander H. Stephens, Cabinet members John H. Reagan and George A. Trenholm, Gov Clark of Mississippi and Asst Sec of War John A. Campbell were paroled by President Johnson. All had been held in prison since the collapse of their country.

Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:42 pm ]
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October 12, 1865 Thursday
Martial law was ended in Kentucky by presidential proclamation.

Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:43 pm ]
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November 6, 1865 Monday
Confederate cruiser Shenandoah was surrendered by Lieut James Waddell to British officials at Liverpool.

Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:44 pm ]
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November 10, 1865 Friday
Capt Henry Wirz ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wirz ), who commanded the notorious Andersonville, Georgia Confederate prison, was hanged after conviction by a military commission on charges of cruelty to Federal prisoners of war.

Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:45 pm ]
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November 13, 1865 Monday
The Thirteenth Amendment was ratified by South Carolina.

Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:45 pm ]
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December 2, 1865 Saturday
The Alabama legislature ratified the Thirteenth Amendment.

Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:46 pm ]
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December 4, 1865 Monday
The legislature of North Carolina accepted the Thirteenth Amendment, but the Mississippi legislature rejected it.

Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:46 pm ]
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December 5, 1865 Tuesday
The Georgia legislature approved the Thirteenth Amendment.

Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:47 pm ]
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December 11, 1865 Monday
Oregon ratified the Thirteenth Amendment.

Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:48 pm ]
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December 18, 1865 Monday
The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery was declared in effect by Sec of State Seward after approval by twenty-seven states.

Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:58 pm ]
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April 2, 1866 Monday
“Now, therefore, I, Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, do hereby proclaim and declare that the insurrection which heretofore existed in the States of Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Florida is at an end and is henceforth to be so regarded.” Texas only was omitted, its government not yet formed.

Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:58 pm ]
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August 20, 1866 Monday
In a new proclamation President Johnson declared the insurrection at an end in Texas: “I do further proclaim that the said insurrection is at an end and that peace, order, tranquility, and civil authority now exist in and throughout the whole of the United States of America.

Author:  nsimms [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:59 pm ]
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o/a May 1867
Jefferson Davis ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Davis ) was released from prison on bail of $100,000 which was posted by prominent citizens.

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