August 20, 1866 CE – President Andrew Johnson Formally Declares the American Civil War Over

August 20, 1866 CE – President Andrew Johnson Formally Declares the American Civil War Over5 (100%) 2 votes *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Though hostilities had officially ceased more than a year before with the surrender of the last Confederate Army, no declaration of reunification had occurred for the United States of America after the Civil War. President Andrew Johnson, of North Carolina, offered up Proclamation 157 – “Declaring that Peace, Order, Tranquillity [sic], and Civil Authority Now Exists in and Throughout the Whole of the United States of America” – on August 20, 1866. The bloodiest conflict in America’s history was now officially over. The Civil War had begun more […]