How and When  the Lincoln War Really Began  – And  the Man Who Just Could Not Stay Out of Harms Way
The Lincoln War began on Wilmer McLean’s farm in Manassas Junction, Virginia, with the First Battle of Manassas (Yankees call it Bull Run).
A Union shell exploded in his kitchen. This was the first shot of the Lincoln War.  It was not at Fort Sumter, as the Yankee propaganda tells it.
Wilmer McLean moved to get away from the conflict, yet almost four years later his new home, near Appomattox Court House, Virginia, was the agreed location for General Robert E. Lee to surrender his army unit to General
Ulysses S. Grant on APRIL 9, 1865.  Talk about destiny !  The man just could not stay out of harms way no matter where he lived.
However  the CSA government, nor states, EVER surrendered.  Only Army units were surrendered once they were out of ammo and food.  But Lincoln made the "announcement" that the south  had surrendered – but that     as a LIE. But the "announcement" carried all over so other army units stopped fighting, but Texas had not heard the "announcement" so they continued the fight.
[Strange how one sentence from the DC Empire changes things !  Even stranger how the people believe them ! ]
Ken Burn’s documentary film of the "Civil War" stated that the war began in Wilmer McLean’s front yard (his kitchen), and ended in his front parlor.
The Lincoln  War resulted in approximately 258,000 Confederate deaths and 360,000 Union deaths. [However hundreds of bodies of the Confederates tortured and killed in Yankee POW Camps have never been found or counted, and Lincoln would not allow the true number of Yankee dead to be reported, thus the real number is much higher on both sides.  Lincoln caused more bloodshed and dead then all the wars since combined !]
General Lee took off his sword and handed it to General Grant, and Grant handed it back.
The next day, General Lee issued his final order:
"After four years of arduous service, marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude…I have determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those whose past services have endeared them to their countrymen.   By the terms of the agreement, officers and men can return to their homes."
Robert E. Lee concluded:
"I earnestly pray that a merciful God will extend to you His blessing and protection."
Carrie Taranova