This Week in the Civil War - #1089
President Andrew Johnson had reason to declare that armed resistance to the American government was virtually at an end by May 10, 1865. On that same day Confederate General Samuel Jones surrendered all forces under his command at Tallahassee, Florida, essentially ending the war in Florida. Also, on that day William Clarke Quantrill, the twenty-seven year old, Confederate guerilla leader whose depredations in Missouri had added such horror to the Civil War, was fatally wounded and captured by Union forces near Taylorsville, Kentucky. Quatrill’s death in Louisville, Kentucky on June 6, 1865 ended any real resistance east of the Mississippi River and left only Confederate forces in the Trans-Mississippi West under General Kirby Smith and a handful of others still holding out hope of continuing the Southern war effort.