Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi in 2020

Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi in 2020
The surrender of General Lee to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, 9 April 1865. Reproduction of a painting by Thomas Nast Image via Granger Historical Picture Archive
  How long until Confederate Memorial Day?
This holiday next takes place in 252 days.
  Dates of Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi
2021 Mon, Apr 26Not A Public Holiday
2020 Mon, Apr 27Not A Public Holiday
2019 Mon, Apr 29Not A Public Holiday
2018 Mon, Apr 30Government Holiday
2017 Mon, Apr 24Government Holiday
  Summary
In memory of the members of the Conderate States Army who died in combat in the Civil War

Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi

Under the provisions of Section 3-3-7, Mississippi Code of 1972, the last Monday of April is the day for the observance of Confederate Memorial Day as a legal holiday in the State of Mississippi.

What is Confederate Memorial Day?

Confederate Memorial Day is observed a State Holiday in several US states on different days.

Despite the difference in what event the different dates represent, the day is intended to honour those who lost their lives in the American Civil War.

History of Confederate Memorial Day

The American Civil War was fought in the United States from April 1861 to 1865.

On 26 April 1865 Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston agreed to surrender to General William T. Sherman at Durham Station, North Carolina.

The agreement disbanded all active Confederate forces in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, totalling 89,270 soldiers, as the largest group to surrender during the Civil War.

This effectively marked the end of the American Civil War, in which around 290,000 Confederate troops had lost their lives.

The custom of a memorial day can be traced back to the year after the war, when in the spring of 1866 the Ladies Memorial Association of Columbus, Georgia, passed a resolution to set aside one day annually to memorialize the Confederate war dead.

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