The PJ Tatler

Today in History: 150th Anniversary of the Surrender at Appomattox

At, historian John Robson observes:

The series of 150th anniversaries of key Civil War events has received surprisingly little attention especially, it seems, from the White House, curious given the importance of a black president in ending the long racial nightmare. But it deserves our attention, both for what was achieved through forgiveness after Appomattox and what tragically was not.