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20 April 2019

Book Talk: Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War

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.

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