Celebrating the end of rebellion — “hit the nail on its head”

April 14, 1865,  the regained Fort Sumter was the scene of the celebration.   Garrison was among the dignitaries that day.  His friend, George Thompson, from England was also a guest.  They went to the grave site of John Calhoun.   Henry Mayer tells the story:  “They stood quietly at the great adversary’s resting place for a moment, then Garrison murmured, ‘Down into a deeper grave than this slavery has gone,  and for it there is no resurrection.  A long and profound silence followed.  He had, as always,  hit the nail on its head.”  (All on Fire, by Mayer, pg 582)

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