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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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Dying in the Last Ditch

Dying in the Last Ditch

Joseph Johnston, Richard Taylor, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and the Fall of the Cis-Mississippi Confederacy

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Raising the White Flag

David Silkenat

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines Confederate surrenders east of the Mississippi after Appomattox Courthouse. It argues that these post-Appomattox surrenders were more complex and contingent than most historians imagine. It focuses on Johnston's surrender to William Tecumseh Sherman at Bennett Place, Jefferson Davis's flight, and why some Confederate soldiers refused to surrender.

Keywords:   Joseph Johnston, William Tecumseh Sherman, Bennett Place, Jefferson Davis, Richard Taylor, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate surrender

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