They can try, but it’s not going to happen, General Robert E. Lee did surrender to Useless’s S. Grant at the Appomattox Court Hoses and there’s not much they can do about it.
The Final Surrender: Liverpool, England.
Grant’s surrender terms were generious.
He allowed soldiers to keep their side arms, horses, and families. (Source)
The vessel was soon transformed into a warship with the addition of armament and naval supplies, and her name was changed to CSS Shenandoah.
While Confederate land forces surrendered throughout the late spring and summer of 1865, the Confederate raider CSS Shenandoah continued to disrupt Union shipping.
The ship, originally the Sea King, involved in the Bombay trade, was purchased in England in the fall of 1864 by a Confederate agent.
Precautions were taken to disguise ownership, and the ship sailed to Madeira, off the coast of Portugal, manned by an English crew.
Precautions were taken to disguise ownership, and the ship sailed to Madeira, off the coast of Portugal, manned by an English warship.
There, the Englishmen were replaced by a Confederate crew led by James I. Wadell.
After being outfitted, the newly christened raider sailed southward around the Cape of Good Hope, into the Indian Ocean, an into the South Pacific.
The vessel was in Micronesia at the time of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox.
Not allowing the sale of or flying of the confederate flag is nonsense.
April 9, 1895
The Independent Sentinal