White House of the Confederacy

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
White House of the Confederacy

The American Civil War began with a laying down of arms by Union troops at Fort Sumter, and ended with a series of surrenders, most famously at Appomattox Courthouse. In the intervening four years, both Union and Confederate forces surrendered en masse on scores of occasions. In no other American war did surrender happen so frequently.

David Silkenat will discuss his book which provides the first comprehensive study of Civil War surrender, focusing on the conflicting social, political, and cultural meanings of the action.

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