The Reconstruction era was the period from 1863 to 1877 in American history. It was a significant chapter in the history of American civil rights. — The term has two applications: the first applies to the complete history of the entire country from 1865 to 1877 following the American Civil War; the …
The Southern economy had been ruined by the war. Charleston, South Carolina: Broad Street, 1865
A political cartoon of Andrew Johnson and Abraham Lincoln, 1865, entitled "The Rail Splitter At Work Repairing the Union." The caption reads (Johnson): Take it quietly Uncle Abe and I will draw it closer than ever. (Lincoln): A few more stitches Andy and the good old Union will be mended.
Monument in honor of the Grand Army of the Republic, organized after the war