Was Lincoln Honoring Dead Confederate as Well as Union Soldiers?


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Carronade

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#14
I thought he died 6 days after the war ended.
President Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. Six days after the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. Not six days after the war ended.
Beat me to it! Lee's surrender marked the end of whatever prospect the Confederates still had of prevailing, but neither the government nor any other armies had yet given up.

As for the question, in those six days, did Lincoln say or do anything that could be construed as honoring Confederate dead?
 

JAGwinn

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I think that Mr. Lincoln had a Christian love for all the combatants involved in the War Between the States and all of their families regardless of the county or the country of their nativity. His reining of the warhorse was always toward saving the Union of the United States; not to the annihilation of any particular citizenry.
 



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