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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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(p.251) 9 Without a Government
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Raising the White Flag
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David Silkenat

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649726.003.0010

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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