American Military Studies
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