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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

I know very little about myself. If I did know myself better, I probably wouldn't be doing this.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

From: Wednesday, April 9, 2003
" It Ain't Over Till It's Over "
If you believe in reincarnation, there's a good chance that Yogi Berra might have been General E.R.S. Canby or General St. John R. Liddell in a past life.
Yogi's most famous quote, "It ain't over till it's over." was made during the 1973 National League play-offs, while he was the manager of the New York Mets. Maybe he was just remembering something from a long time ago.
Today is April 9th, ring a bell? Maybe something from a history class when you were a kid ? Today is the 138th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. On April 9th, 1865 General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Grant at the Appomattox court house. This brought an end to the internal fighting that tore our country apart. That's what the history books tell us anyway.
You see, in 1865 there were no cell phones or cable news networks, and news tended to travel rather slowly. Several hours after the end of the Civil War on paper, in a place called Baldwin County the last battle of the war was being fought.
General E.R.S. Canby of the North led his troops against General St. R. Liddell of the South. An estimated 3529 men died after the war offically ended.
On April 11th 1865 General Canby's regiment was returning to their base for further orders when a courier intercepted them and delivered the news that the war was over.
So did the Civil War end on April 9th 1865, or April 11th 1865 ?
When was it over ?


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