- Lee Ordered the Disarming of his Army
April 10, 1865 APPOMATTOX, Virginia War
April 10th, the day after General Lee surrendered to Grant effectively terminating the Civil War, Lee issued a speech containing a political position, and a thanking and discharge of his army. In this speech Lee announced that the Confederate spirit had not been, nor ever could be conquered. He commended his men for their loyalty, and their constancy and devotion to [their] country.' He argued...
- The State Seal: A Symbol of Revolution
March 30, 1861 YAZOO, Mississippi Government, Politics, War
The bird of liberty sat perched on top of a Magnolia, waiting to strike a cautiously approaching serpent that threatened the safety of her nest. This was the symbolic image imbedded onto the enlarged copy of the Mississippi State Seal that W.S. Barry, President of the Mississippi State Convention, sat inspecting on March 20, 1861. It had been three months since the state had made the decision to leave...