AMERICAN CIVIL WAR(1861 1865)
END OF THE CIVIL WAR[SOURCES]
(A) The Confederate soldiers were sent to prison for one year, but their families and homes were spared.
(B) The Confederate soldiers had to give up all their possessions including any farms or houses they owned.
(C) ** The Confederate soldiers were allowed to return home. They were given food and could keep their horse or mule, but had to turn in their weapons.
Concept note-1: -The heart of the terms was that Confederates would be paroled after surrendering their weapons and other military property. If surrendered soldiers did not take up arms again, the United States government would not prosecute them. Grant also allowed Confederate officers to keep their mounts and side arms.
Concept note-2: -The Union general granted Lee favorable terms of surrender: allowing the men to return to their homes and letting the officers, cavalrymen, and artillerymen keep their swords and horses if the men agreed to lay down their arms and abide by federal law.
Concept note-3: -The agreement, however, went beyond military terms and the surrender of Johnston’s army. The agreement applied to any (read all) Confederate armies still in existence. The troops would disband and return to their state capitals, where they were to deposit their arms and public property at the state arsenals.
Concept note-4: -For one thing, things were a little confusing in Texas. On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate troops to the Union’s Ulysses S.