Author: Steven J. Ramold

Works Published by UNT Press

Obstinate Heroism: The Confederate Surrenders after Appomattox

— Vol. 4: of American Military Studies

Published: March, 2020  Pages: 504  Features: 24 b&w illus. 18 maps. Notes. Bib. Index.

Despite popular belief, the Civil War did not end when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Virginia, in April 1865. The Confederacy still had tens of thousands of soldiers under arms, in three main field armies and countless smaller commands scattered throughout the South. Although pressed by Union forces at varying degrees, all of the remaining Confederate armies were capable of continuing the war if they chose to do so. But they did not, even when their political leaders ordered them to continue the fight. Convinced that most civilians no longer wanted to continue the war, the senior Confederate military leadership, over the course of several weeks, surrendered their armies under different circumstances. more... about Obstinate Heroism: The Confederate Surrenders after Appomattox