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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

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

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649726.003.0006

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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