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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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Worse Than Murder

Worse Than Murder

Ulysses S. Grant, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Unconditional Surrender

(p.139) 5 Worse Than Murder
Raising the White Flag

David Silkenat

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter compares how Ulysses S. Grant and Nathan Bedford Forrest used surrender. While Forrest demanded surrender and threatened a massacre if refused, Grant saw surrender as an opportunity to prevent bloodshed. The chapter includes discussion of unconditional surrender and the massacre of African American soldiers at Fort Pillow.

Keywords:   Ulysses S. Grant, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Vicksburg, unconditional surrender, Fort Pillow

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