This is coolbert:
As seen the Chicago Tribune from this last Sunday, the banner headlines as were the case one-hundred-fifty years ago.
That conflict known variously as the American Civil War, the War between the States, the War of Northern Aggression, the Rebellion of the Slaveholder finally after almost four years of continuous warfare coming to a climatic end.
"THE CIVIL WAR ENDS"
Thanks in all cases to Stephan Benzkofer.
"By spring 1865, the outcome of the bloody Civil War was no longer in doubt, and the Tribune claimed the end of the rebellion was nigh. But exactly when that would come seemed frustratingly distant."
At least until April of 1865!!
April 4, 1865.
"NEWS BY TELEGRAPH."
"RICHMOND IS OURS."
"The Old Flag Floats Over the Rebel Capital."
"RICHMOND AND PETERSBURG EVACUATED."
"General Weitzel's Negro Troops Occupy the City."
"THE CITY ON FIRE - - LARGE NUMBERS OF GUNS CAPTURED."
"Lee Retreating Towards Danville - - Grant in Close Pursuit."
"GREAT REJOICING ALL OVER THE NORTH."
"The President About to Issue Another Amnesty Proclamation."
"GRANT'S PLANS COMPLETE FOR ALL CONTINGENCIES."
"Mobile Reported to be in Our Possession."
"RUMORED CAPTURE OF FORT SMITH, ARK. BY THE REBELS."
The war nearly over. Almost but not quite yet!