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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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Treated with the Greatest Civility

Treated with the Greatest Civility

Winfield Scott, Robert Anderson, and the Path to Fort Sumter

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Raising the White Flag

David Silkenat

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter explores the role of surrender in American history prior to the Civil War, including the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Mexican War. It argues that American ideas about surrender grew out of notions that civilized warfare had rules. The chapter culminates with Major Robert Anderson's surrender at Fort Sumter in 1861.

Keywords:   Winfield Scott, War of 1812, Black Hawk, Mexican War, John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, Robert Anderson, Fort Sumter, Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard

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