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#ThrowBackThursday: The Civil War 150th

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You may have heard churchbells tolling today in Plymouth. That’s because today marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The Plymouth Antiquarian Society sponsored a bell-ringing in Town Square today at 3:15 to mark the occasion. 
On this day in 1865, Conferderate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the United States Civil War.
According to the National Parks Service, “the ringing will coincide with the moment the historic meeting between Grant and Lee in the McLean House at Appomattox Court House ended. While Lee’s surrender did not end the Civil War, the act is seen by most Americans as the symbolic end of four years of bloodshed.”
You can see more of this conversation online through the hashtag #BellsAcrossTheLand2015.

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