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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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A Convulsion at Appomattox

A Convulsion at Appomattox

Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and the Uneasy Peace

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(p.189) 7 A Convulsion at Appomattox
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Raising the White Flag
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David Silkenat

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649726.003.0008

This chapter examines Robert E. Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. It explores Lee's decision to surrender, their meeting at the McLean house, and the patrol of Confederate soldiers. It demonstrates how the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse built on earlier surrenders and set the stage for the surrenders that came afterwards.

Keywords:   Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Appomattox Courthouse, parole, Charles Marshall, surrender, McLean house, patrol of Confederate soldiers

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