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Photo feature: Commemorating the end of the Civil War

Peggy Sims looks up at the Trinity Episcopal Church bell tower as bells toll commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Confederacies surrender to Union forces at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. The bells rang at 2:15 p.m. which was the same time that the meeting between Union General Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E. Lee ended. (Sam cause / The Natchez Democrat)

Peggy Sims looks up at the Trinity Episcopal Church bell tower as bells toll commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Confederacies surrender to Union forces at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. The bells rang at 2:15 p.m. which was the same time that the meeting between Union General Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E. Lee ended. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

People gather outside the Trinity Episcopal Church bell tower as bells toll commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Confederacies surrender to Union forces at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. Several other places around Natchez rang their bells at 2:15 p.m. as well. (Sam cause / The Natchez Democrat)

People gather outside the Trinity Episcopal Church bell tower as bells toll commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Confederacies surrender to Union forces at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. Several other places around Natchez rang their bells at 2:15 p.m. as well. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Copiah-Lincoln Community College professor James Wiggins gives a presentation entitles “Remembering ‘The Long Civil War,’ 1861-1877”. During an event at Trinity Episcopal Church commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. (Sam cause / The Natchez Democrat)

Copiah-Lincoln Community College professor James Wiggins gives a presentation entitles “Remembering ‘The Long Civil War,’ 1861-1877”. During an event at Trinity Episcopal Church commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)