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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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Without a Government

Without a Government

Jeff Thompson, Edmund Kirby Smith, and the Slow Death of the Trans-Mississippi Confederacy

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Raising the White Flag

David Silkenat

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines the collapse of the Confederacy west of the Mississippi. It explores why some Confederates continued to fight a month after Lee's surrender and how desertion compelled their surrender. It examines the last Confederates to surrender, including Stand Watie and the CSS Shenandoah.

Keywords:   Jefferson Davis, Jeff Thompson, Edmund Kirby Smith, Simon Buckner, Stand Watie, CSS Shenandoah, desertion

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