A Beautiful Glittering Lie
One bullet can make a man a hero… or a casualty.

What does 'surrender' mean?

Find out what surrender means. Surrender is explained by J D R Hawkins - author of A Beautiful Glittering Lie

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To accept defeat, and give up in the face of overwhelming odds. Most Civil War generals were allowed to negotiate their own surrender terms, which included parole vs. imprisonment for captured soldiers, and the allowance of defeated soldiers to retain their firearms. In my novel, A Beautiful Glittering Lie, the term "surrender" is used as follows:

(Page 54)
“They’re callin’ him Unconditional Surrender Grant,” added Ben Johnson. “U. S. Grant for short.”

(Page 59)
Some of the soldiers managed to secure newspapers, which reported that Lincoln had been pressured to relieve Grant of his duties at Shiloh. The president was quoted as saying, “I can’t spare this man; he fights.” Therefore, Unconditional Surrender Grant still remained in command, and he won the battle, as Lincoln predicted. The president also signed into effect the abolition of slavery in the Yankee nation’s capital.

(Page 100)
“Surrender now, seceshes!” one of the Federals commanded, using a slang term for secessionists.

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Chapter 5: Chapter Five
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"... Fort Henry and Fort Donelson up in Tennessee, and word is, he’s headed this way.” “They’re callin’ him Unconditional surrender Grant,” added Ben Johnson. “U. S. Grant for short.” “My younger cousin, Henry, is first lieutenant of Company H, which has been organized right ..."

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Chapter 6: Chapter Six
"...surrenderhe soldiers managed to secure newspapers, which reported that Lincoln had been pressured to relieve Grant of his duties at Shiloh. The president was quoted as saying, “I can’t spare this man; he fights.” Therefore, Unconditional surrender Grant still remained in command, and he won the battle, as Lincoln predicted. ..."

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Chapter 9: Chapter Nine
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"... Stewart, “if I can’t force him to fight, I’ll shoot him myself.” Hiram hoped that wouldn’t happen. His mind drifted to his wife. For a moment, he saw her radiant face smiling at him before he surrendered to sleep. At 3:00 a.m., the men were awakened to the sound of McClellan’s army ..."

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