Tag Archives: surrenders

Ending the War in the ECW Archives

Before we end “Ending the War,” we want to invite you—on this 155th anniversary of the final of three surrender discussions at Bennett Place, NY—to tap into the ECW archives for more great posts about the end of the war.

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BookChat with David Silkenat, author of Raising the White Flag

I was pleased to spend some time recently with a new book by historian David Silkenat, senior lecturer of American history at the University of Edinburgh. Silkenat is the author of Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the Civil … Continue reading

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Forrest’s Farewell

Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest issued a farewell message to his cavalrymen, concentrated in Gainesville, Alabama, 150 years ago today: By an agreement made between Liet.-Gen. Taylor, commanding the Department of Alabama. Mississippi, and East Louisiana, and Major-Gen. Canby, commanding … Continue reading

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Patriotic Booth? “Misguided…Ignorant”

ECW is pleased to offer a guest commentary from historian and SCV member Chuck Young. April 14, 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth. While thousands of Americans marked this occasion … Continue reading

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Coming Soon from the Emerging Civil War Series: To the Bitter End

The Emerging Civil War Series continues to wrap up its coverage of the end of the war, right in line with the sesquicentennial, by going right down To the Bitter End: Appomattox, Bennett Place, and the Surrenders of the Confederacy. Author Robert … Continue reading

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