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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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Better to Be a Prisoner Than a Corpse

Better to Be a Prisoner Than a Corpse

Surrender at the Battle of Gettysburg

(p.108) 4 Better to Be a Prisoner Than a Corpse
Raising the White Flag

David Silkenat

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter builds on the previous one to examine the Battle of Gettysburg through the lens of the soldiers who surrendered. More soldiers ended up captured at Gettysburg than killed. The chapter explores all three days of the battle, Lee's retreat, and the fate of some of the soldiers who surrendered.

Keywords:   Battle of Gettysburg, prisoner of war, Robert E. Lee, George Meade, James Archer, Pickett's Charge, Little Round Top

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