CHAPTER 11: The Aftermath

October 1998
Everyday Life: The Civil War;1998, p81
Book Chapter
Chapter 11 of the book "Everyday Life: The Civil War" is presented. This chapter looks back at the end of the U.S. Civil War when General Robert E. Lee of the Confederacy surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant of the Union. Almost 1,000,000 soldiers were killed or wounded. It is noted that the financial and economic costs of the war were staggering. Some estimates place the total cost for both sides at $15 billion.


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