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Civil War 150th Anniversary

During the month of May, we will continue our commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with three critically acclaimed films.  

May 1, 2014
Film "Cold Mountain* (2003, 154 minutes, R) begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

May 15, 2014
Film "Shenandoah" (1965, 106 minutes) begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room

May 29, 2014
Film "Ride with the Devil" (2000, 139 minutes, R). begins at 6:30pm in the Community Room.
       On This Date in Civil War History

Learn more about the Civil War by checking out items in all of our collections. We have a comprehensive collection of books, DVDs, online databases, streaming video and classes.  Some examples are:

Free online course through Universal Class.  Two courses about the Civil war are:  
---American Civil War 101 
---American Wars: American Revolution & Civil War           

Read "
We shall never any of us be the same" article from the Civil War Times, extracted from our online database collection.

Find out more about the U.S. Civil War in our Military and Government online research collection.

Learn about the Civil War through Films on Demand streaming video. Log in with your library card and search for "U.S. Civil War".                                    


May 2, 1865
A $100,000 reward offered for the arrest of Jefferson Davis

May 4, 1865
Surrender of Confederate General Richard Taylor's forces at Citronelle, Alabama

May 10, 1865
Confederate President Jefferson Davis captured by U.S. troops at Irwinville, Georgia

May 12, 1865
Skirmish at Palmito Ranch, Texas - the last engagement of the Civil War

May 26, 1865
Surrender of Confederate General E.K. Smith's Trans-Mississippi forces, New Orleans, Louisiana

May 29, 1865
President Andrew Johnson proclaims amnesty for most ex-confederates