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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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Instinctively My Hands Went Up

Instinctively My Hands Went Up

Soldiers, Agency, and Surrender on the Battlefield

(p.73) 3 Instinctively My Hands Went Up
Raising the White Flag

David Silkenat

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter explores how and why soldiers surrendered on the battlefield. It examines the role of agency, the circumstances under which soldiers surrendered, and which soldiers were most likely to surrender. It also examines the early history of Civil War prisoner of war camps and prisoner exchange, including the Dix Hill cartel and the Lieber Code.

Keywords:   agency, prisoner of war, sharpshooters, Dix Hill cartel, Battle of Bull Run, prisoner exchange, Lieber Code, parole

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