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Raising the White FlagHow Surrender Defined the American Civil War$
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David Silkenat

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469649726

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649726.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Raising the White Flag
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David Silkenat

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649726.003.0001

This chapter explores why surrender was so common during the American Civil War. One out of every four Civil War soldiers surrendered. It contrasts how frequent and accepted surrender was during the Civil War with American attitudes during the 20th and 21st centuries.

Keywords:   surrender, Civil War, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Appomattox

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