"Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee's Army after Appomattox."
A free online lecture and discussion hosted by the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech (civilwar.vt.edu).
Dr. Caroline Janney will discuss her new book, Ends of War. In this dramatic new history of the weeks and months after Appomattox, Janney reveals that Lee’s surrender to Grant was less an ending than the start of a period marked by military and political uncertainty, legal and logistical confusion, and continued outbursts of violence. Following the story of Confederate soldiers, Union officers, and both white and Black civilians, she explores the messy birth narrative of the Lost Cause, laying the groundwork for the defiant resilience of rebellion in the months and years that followed.