This day in History, April 9, 1865
[snip]Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant April 9, 1865, but that was not the end of the Civil War. Other factions were not ready to give up the fight.
The Southern Cherokee, who fought for their own independence along side the Confederacy, in fact, never ‘surrendered’. On June 23, 1865, Brigadier General Stand Watie and the remnants of the Cherokee Mounted Braves formally ceased hostilities at Doaksville at Fort Towson near The Red River in the Choctaw Nation. Nearly sixty years old, he was the last general to lay down arms in the Civil War, two months after Lee surrendered to Grant.
Good point, Aunt B. Many, even some Civil War aficionados may not be aware of that fact.
aka; Dick Gaines