25 December 2014

Confederate soldiers pardoned

Neighbors fought neighbors during the Civil War. Brothers literally took up arms against each other during the war. Can you just imagine for a moment what that first Christmas dinner was like after the War? Small talk had to be difficult. Pardoning is the first step towards healing. President Andrew Johnson, On This Day in 1868, granted unconditional pardon to all Confederate soldiers.

 

 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events. I will make every effort to keep events localized to that of my research or research I am conducting for others. However, from time to time, it will simply be a subject that captured my attention. Some posts will be brief while others may be more detailed.
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.