that Peace, Order, Tranquility, and Civil Authority Now Exists in and
Throughout the Whole of the United States of America. Proclamation 157, President Andrew Johnson.|
August 20, 1866
The bloodiest war in US History was declared over by President Andrew Johnson on this date 150 years ago.
The American Civil War, or for those still fighting it, "The War of Northern Aggression," started with the attack on Fort Sumter by a Confederacy of seven Southern slave states. The Confederate States of America ultimately consisted of eleven states.
The war was over in the spring of 1865 when the Confederate government imploded.
The war cost 620,000 American lives and generated millions of pages of written material, books, magazine articles, and scholarly papers.