||Civil War America
Civil War America (Series)
||Treated with the greatest civility : Winfield Scott, Robert Anderson, and the path to Fort Sumter -- Heroes and cowards : honor and shame in early Civil War surrenders -- Instinctively my hands went up : soldiers, agency, and surrender on the battlefield -- Better to be a prisoner than a corpse : surrender at the Battle of Gettysburg -- Worse than murder : Ulysses S. Grant, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and unconditional surrender -- To the last man : surrender and the hard war -- A convulsion at Appomattox : Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and the uneasy peace -- Dying in the last ditch : Joseph Johnston, Richard Taylor, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and the fall of the Cis-Mississippi Confederacy -- Without a government : Jeff Thompson, Edmund Kirby Smith, and the slow death of the Trans-Mississippi Confederacy -- Never surrender : remembering (and forgetting) Civil War surrenders.
||"Built on extensive archival research, Raising the White Flag presents the first comprehensive examination of why surrender featured so prominently in the Civil War. Looking at the Civil War from the perspective of men who surrendered opens new vistas onto familiar topics, providing fresh insights into the plight of prisoners of war, guerrilla warfare, Southern Unionists, and African American soldiers, the culture of honor, the experience of combat, and the laws of war"-- Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|ISBN||9781469649726 hardcover alkaline paper|
|ISBN||1469649721 hardcover alkaline paper|