Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Raising the White FlagHow Surrender Defined the American Civil War$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NCSO for personal use.date: 21 September 2021

Instinctively My Hands Went Up

Instinctively My Hands Went Up

Soldiers, Agency, and Surrender on the Battlefield

Chapter:
(p.73) 3 Instinctively My Hands Went Up
Source:
Raising the White Flag
Author(s):

David Silkenat

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649726.003.0004

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

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .