Your Civil War Memory
Whether you have encountered the Civil War in school, from a parent, or even a movie or television show,
those moments are part of an alive and evolving history.
Many Americans looked eagerly to signs of reconciliation between a people that had just recently engaged in a fearful bloodletting. Examples of regional friendship became symbols of national pride. Meanwhile, political partisans and Black Americans looked suspiciously at movements that forgave former rebels.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress