On This Day…..

Civil War – Declared Over (except Texas)…..

April 2, 1866…..

U.S. President Andrew Johnson declares the war ended, except in Texas. Texas was not included because it had not yet formed a new state government to replace its Confederate-based government. This would happen later in the year.
Although General Robert E. Lee had surrendered the previous April marking the end of the war, other Confederate forces still remained active. The final Confederate surrender was by the CSS Shenandoah on November 6, 1865, bringing all hostilities of the four-year war to a close.