This ultimately led to the surrender of Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox.[2]. President Davis met with his Confederate Cabinet for the last time on May 5, 1865, in Washington, Georgia, and officially dissolved the Confederate government. If death shaped the Civil War, so too did surrender. "[22] On April 17 Sherman and Johnston met at Bennett Place, and the following day an armistice was arranged, when terms were discussed and agreed upon. From the beginning of the Civil War, the Lincoln administration held that secession was unconstitutional and the Confederate government illegitimate. In fact, Parker drafted the Confederate surrender documents with his own handwriting. Taylor stayed in Meridian, Mississippi, until the last man was sent on his way. It further explains that the Confederate soldiers were given rations after their release. His primary orders were to guard the coastal areas of these states and to destroy Union gunboats. Surrender of Lt. General Kirby Smith at New Orleans, Louisiana May 26, 1865 From 1862 until the end of the Civil War, Confederate Lt. Gen. E. Kirby Smith was in charge of the Trans-Mississippi Department. In 1868 popular uprisings led to the overthrow of Queen Isabella II of the House of Bourbon. At the end of the nineteenth century the owners of large estates, called latifundia, held most of the power in a land-based oligarchy. The Civil War was entering its fifth year. If death shaped the Civil War, so too did surrender. For instance, in May 1865 – more than a month after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, after the surrender of other Confederate armies under generals Joseph Johnston, Richard Taylor and Jeff Thompson, after the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis – the Union army sent a courier to General Edmund Kirby Smith asking if he’d like to surrender the last major Confederate force in the field. Since December 1860, when South Carolina seceded from the Union, Anderson’s small garrison had been in a state of crisis, with diminishing supplies and unclear guidance from Washington. In the largest of these surrenders, soldiers numbering in the thousands laid down their arms. The last Confederate surrender occurred on November 6, 1865, when the Confederate warship CSS Shenandoah surrendered at Liverpool, England. The landowners' power was unsuccessfully challenged by the industrial and merchant sectors. It was an honourable way of accepting defeat – provided it was done under the right circumstances. During their procession, in a moving scene, Chamberlain ordered the Union troops to attention and "carry arms" as a sign of respect for the vanquished foe. The surrender of General Lee to General Grant ending the Civil War did not just happen randomly. In Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Col. Ben Pritchard. [29][failed verification] The meeting took place at the Heard house, the Georgia Branch Bank Building, with 14 officials present. However, the U.S. government refused to treat with such a large group representing so many tribes. [23] On April 27 his adjutant announced the terms to the Army of Tennessee in General Orders #18, and on May 2 he issued his farewell address to the Army of Tennessee as General Orders #22. On April 11, 1865, at 1 o’clock in the morning, General Joseph E. Johnston learned from an unofficial yet reliable dispatch that General Robert E. Lee surrendered the remnants of his army near Appomattox Court House, Virginia. With this ended all organized Southern military resistance to the Union forces. There was no evidence of Harnden's men being there yet. Unaware of Lee's surrender on April 9 and the assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, General James H. Wilson's Raiders continued their march through Alabama into Georgia. Furthermore the government regarded the Camp Napoleon meeting as unofficial and unauthorized. When Union Colonel Dixon Miles surrendered Harpers Ferry to Confederate General Stonewall Jackson in September 1862, many of his soldiers believed that they had not been given adequate opportunity to fight. The last significant Confederate active force to surrender was the Confederate allied Cherokee Brigadier General Stand Watie and his Indian soldiers on June 23. [34] The Confederate president was subsequently held prisoner for two years in Fort Monroe, Virginia. [7] President Johnson formally declared the end of the war on August 20, 1866. He surrendered on June 23 at Fort Towson, in the Choctaw Nations area at the village of Doaksville (now a ghost town) of the Indian Territory, being the last Confederate general to surrender in the American Civil War. About 250 were killed and only some 200 men escaped. Shenandoah herself was sold to Sultan Majid bin Said of Zanzibar in 1866 and renamed El Majidi. From this group there were a number of soldiers that resisted General Wofford's efforts to make them follow his commands.[6]. [19] Johnston's Army of Tennessee was among nearly one hundred thousand Confederate soldiers who were surrendered from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Confederate Colonel John Stith Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola, was wounded in this battle which resulted in his obsession with pain-killing formulas, ultimately ending in the recipe for his celebrated drink. [32], About ten minutes after the surrender, Pritchard heard rapid gunfire to the north. One of the reasons why surrender proved so ubiquitous was that both Union and Confederate officers had a clear, shared understanding of when one could do it honourably, a rubric demonstrated during Robert Anderson’s surrender at Fort Sumter. The surrender of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia left three major Confederate forces in the field: Joseph E. Johnston’s army in North Carolina, Richard Taylor’s army in eastern Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, and Edmund Kirby Smith’s Army of the Trans-Mississippi west of the Mississippi River. He had little military field experience and desired, it is surmised, "to establish for himself some notoriety before the war closed." Appomattox Court House, Virginia, was where confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered 150 years ago, effectively ending the Civil War. On June 17, Mosby surrendered to Major General John Gregg in Lynchburg, Virginia. After the resto… [64] It cited the end of the insurrection in Texas, and declared. The military unit of several battalions was commanded by Lieut. President Johnson later called for a meeting at Fort Smith (called the Fort Smith Council), which was held in September, 1865. Having won re-election in November 1864, Abraham Lincoln saw Confederate surrender as a route to peace after the deadliest year of the war. Ultimately Maury surrendered Mobile's about four thousand men to the Union army on May 5 at Citronelle, Alabama. Immediately, they were stopped and the woman's overcoat and black head shawl were removed, to reveal Davis himself. Lee's extended lines were mostly on small sections of thirty miles of strongholds around Richmond and Petersburg. Out of 4,000 soldiers originally, Liddell lost 3,400 that were captured in this battle. The son of former U.S. President Zachary Taylor, Richard Taylor commanded the Confederate troops in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana of about ten thousand troops. On April 24 the authorities in Washington rejected Sherman's proposed terms, and two days later Johnston agreed to the same terms Lee had received previously on April 9. En route they encountered an English barque, Barracouta, on August 2 from which Waddell learned of the final collapse of the Confederacy including the surrenders of Johnston's, Kirby Smith's, and Magruder's armies and the capture of President Davis. © Copyright 2020 History Today Ltd. Company no. [32], Pritchard received word from local residents that on the night before a party, probably including the Confederate President, had crossed the Ocmulgee River just north of Abbeville. [10] The Battle of Fort Blakely happened six hours after Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox. While most surrenders during the American Civil War met this standard, on a few occasions officers surrendered prematurely or without cause. Mosby's men never formally surrendered and were disbanded on April 21, 1865, almost two weeks after Lee had surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Grant. Waddell took aim at a fleeing whaler, Sophia Thornton, and at his signal, the gunner jerked a wrist strap and fired the last two shots of the American Civil War. Both Lee and Grant signed the official paperwork at Appomattox. These consisted of all the Confederate troops in northwestern Georgia, however only about a third could actually be collected as the rest were deserters. Captain James Waddell renamed the ship Shenandoah after she was converted to a warship off the coast of Spain on October 19, shortly after leaving England. [45] This was the last significant Confederate active force. Pritchard's troops scouted through the country along the Ocmulgee River, and by the next day the Michiganders had come to Hawkinsville, Georgia, about fifty miles south of Macon, from where they continued along the river to Abbeville, Georgia. Lincoln encouraged his generals to offer generous terms, hoping that this would entice Confederates to lay down their arms. Anderson had refused Confederate General Pierre G.T. The Shenandoah, sailing south then east across the Indian Ocean and into the South Pacific, was in Micronesia at the Island of Ponape (called Ascension Island by Whittle) at the time of the surrender of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia to the Union forces on April 9, 1865. Bennett Place marker The next major stage in the peace-making process concluding the American Civil War was the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston and his armies to Major General William T. Sherman on April 26, 1865, at Bennett Place, in Durham, North Carolina. [19] The conditions of surrender were in a document called "Terms of a Military Convention" signed by Sherman, Johnston, and Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant at Raleigh, North Carolina. William Conway Whittle, Waddell's right-hand man, was the ship's executive officer.[49]. On April 9, 1865, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in the parlor of a house in Appomattox Court House, VA, to discuss this surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, which would end the Civil War. [1], The fighting of the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War between Lieut. If Robert Anderson’s surrender at Fort Sumter in April 1861 has traditionally marked the start of the American Civil War, Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in April 1865 is often cited as its end (though in reality it was only the first in a series of surrenders that signaled Confederate defeat). [41], On May 12, Barrett instructed Colonel David Branson of the 34th Indiana Veteran Volunteer Infantry to attack the Confederate encampment at Brazos Santiago Depot near Fort Brown. [4] Also on May 10, United States President Andrew Johnson declared the rebellion's armed resistance virtually ended . Peace eventually came when each of t… [31], On May 10, Union cavalrymen, under Major General James H. Wilson, captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis after he fled Richmond, Virginia, following its evacuation in the early part of April 1865. Parker was one of two Native Americans to reach the rank of Brigadier General during the Civil War. "Last Hurrah at Palmetto Ranch. The story of the last surrender of the American Civil War, which took place on the River Mersey 150 years ago. In no other American war did surrender happen so frequently. Since there were two roads to Irwindale, one of which had been taken by Harnden and his men, Pritchard decided to take the other, to see if he could capture Davis. Praise for Anderson was not restricted to the North. [32], Pritchard learned from local residents that about a mile and a half to the north there was a military camp. Maury wanted to join the remains of the Army of Tennessee in North Carolina. Yearly, Federal troops all over the western United States hunted for Watie, but they never captured him. Between Fort Sumter and Appomattox Courthouse, both Union and Confederate forces surrendered on dozens of occasions, including some of the decisive battles of the war: Fort Donelson, Harpers Ferry and Vicksburg. The battle was lost by Barrett's Union regiments mainly because they were outmaneuvered and overrun. Nothing in America’s experience in the past or since had been so brutal or costly. Having secured the fort, Confederate officials granted Anderson and his men safe passage. A career military man, he had never sought the spotlight. Davis's wife had persuaded the adjutant to let her "old mother" go to fetch some water. Granger. However, hearing of Johnston's surrender to Sherman on April 26 he soon ran out of options. Major General Grenville M. Dodge sent Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Davis of the 51st Illinois Infantry on April 30, 1865, to Arkansas to seek the surrender of Confederate Brigadier General "Jeff" Meriwether Thompson, commander of Confederate troops in the northeast portion of Arkansas. However, not all Confederates were willing to accept that the war was ending. [3], The Confederates lost the city of Spanish Fort in Alabama at the Battle of Spanish Fort, which took place between March 27 and April 8, 1865 in Baldwin County. [6] The last battle of the American Civil War was the Battle of Palmito Ranch in Texas on May 12 and 13. [21] This, coupled with Lincoln's assassination, induced Johnston to act, believing: "With such odds against us, without the means of procuring ammunition or repairing arms, without money or credit to provide food, it was impossible to continue the war except as robbers. Hottenstein. Confederate soldiers would be immediately paroled and allowed to return home. In this draft Lee added the word “exchanged” after “properly,” which Grant had left out. Let them all go, officers and all, let them have them have their horses to plow with and, if you like, their guns to shoot crows with … Give them the most liberal and honorable of terms. Most of the Confederate forces had given up by May, 1865, but it took seven weeks from Lee’s surrender at Appomattox for the last Confederate force to lay down its arms. Native American tribes further west, many of them also at war with the United States troops, were also invited to take part, and several of them did. At that time, the Confederate government was declared dissolved. At first dawn, Pritchard charged the camp, which was so surprised and overwhelmed that it offered no resistance and yielded immediately. After a meeting between the two colonels, Harnden and his men headed off towards Irwinville, some twenty miles south of their position. One in every four soldiers surrendered at some point during the American Civil War. David Silkenat is the author of Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2019). [36], Wittsburg, Arkansas (the county seat of Cross County from 1868 through 1886), would witness one of the final acts in the American Civil War. Consequentially, the American Civil War did not end with one massive surrender, but with the surrender of individual Confederate commands. Yet, he said that he could not surrender, writing in a lengthy reply that ‘an officer can honorably surrender his command when he has resisted to the utmost of his power, and no hopes rest upon his further efforts’. The Confederates under the command of Thompson agreed to surrender all the troops in the area on May 11, 1865. In military action east of the Mississippi River, the city of Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital not captured during the Civil War. [26] On May 4 Taylor's subordinate Col. J.Q. Fort Jackson just outside Galveston Harbor. One in every four soldiers surrendered at some point during the American Civil War. Chenowith surrendered the Department to Union officer Col. John A. BY SARAH PRUITT “So dedicated was Watie to the Southern cause that he refused to acknowledge the Union victory in the waning months of the Civil War, keeping his troops in Irvine served in that same navy, on board the CSS Alabamaand the CSS Shenandoah— the last Confederate ship to surrender, on the River Mersey, months … He commanded the First Indian Brigade of the Army of the Trans-Mississippi Confederate cavalry, a regiment consisting of Cherokee, Seminole, Creek, … [48], The CSS Shenandoah was commissioned as a commerce raider by the Confederacy to interfere with Union shipping and hinder their efforts in the American Civil War. To their surprise, they ‘were received with unbounded enthusiasm’. Thus the final Confederate surrender of the war did not occur until November 6, 1865, when Waddell's ship reached Liverpool and was surrendered to Capt. [23], General Johnston surrendered the following commands under his direction on April 26, 1865: the Department of Tennessee and Georgia; the Army of Tennessee; the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida; and the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia. His troops ultimately became exhausted defending this line because they were too thinned out. Lee then rode into the little hamlet of Appomattox Court House, where the Appomattox county court house stood, and waited for Grant's arrival to surrender his army. The terms stated that Taylor could retain control of the railway and river steamers to be able to get his men as near as possible to their homes. Led by Gordon, 27,805 Confederates marched to surrender two days later. Reporting of the Eastern Theater skirmishes largely dominated the newspapers as the Appomattox Campaign developed. For his part, Robert Anderson seemed somewhat embarrassed by the whole affair. [4], The sequence of events that led to Davis' capture began early in May 1865, when the 4th Michigan Cavalry was set up in an encampment of tents at Macon, Georgia. Lincoln himself often referred to it as the ‘so-called Confederacy’ and took pains to avoid recognising it as a rival nation. Grant then took advantage of the situation and launched attacks on this thirty mile long poorly defended front. Major Robert Anderson never expected to become the first hero of the American Civil War. There, Pritchard learned from Lieutenant Colonel Henry Harnden that his First Wisconsin Cavalry was hot on Davis's trail. [2] Lee’s army fought a series of battles in the Appomattox Campaign against Grant that ultimately stretched thin his lines of defense. At 8:30 A.M. that morning, Lee requested a meeting with Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant to discuss surrendering the Army of Northern Virginia. While African Americans celebrated “Surrender Day” as early as 1866, African American commemorative traditions have remained outside of the national popular consciousness. After losing Spanish Fort, the Confederates went on to lose Fort Blakely to Union forces at the Battle of Fort Blakely, between April 2 and 9, 1865. Sherman, April 26, 1865 Copy of original at the Archives, Raleigh, NC SEAL Terms of a … General Robert E. Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia, while Major General John Brown Gordon commanded its Second Corps. Fort Sumter, 14 April 1861, under the Confederate flag. It was preceded by extensive negotiations. Pritchard immediately ordered his men to stop and shouted to the 1st Wisconsin to identify the parties. [12][13][14] Columbus fell to Wilson's Raiders about midnight on April 16, and most of its manufacturing capacity was destroyed on the 17th. On June 23, 1865, 150 years ago, the last Confederate general surrendered his arms at Doaksville, Oklahoma, near Fort Towson. Therefore, the Camp Napoleon Council was called to draft an agreement to present a united front as they negotiated a return of their loyalty to the United States. [51] She opened continuous fire, destroying a major portion of the Union whaling fleet. [37], Thompson requested from Davis two days to work out the details of the surrender with his officers. [51], Waddell finally learned of Lee's surrender on June 27 when the captain of the prize Susan & Abigail produced a newspaper from San Francisco. The successful Union assault can be attributed in large part to African-American forces.[11]. [25] The remaining parts of the Florida "Brigade of the West" surrendered with the rest of Johnston’s forces on May 4, 1865, at Greensboro, North Carolina. They would not go to prison and would not be prosecuted for treason. [32], Back at camp, Pritchard's adjutant was almost fooled into letting Davis escape by a ruse. [28] Reports reached Taylor of the meeting between Johnston and Sherman about the terms of Johnston's surrender of his armies. He was a guerrilla fighter commanding Cherokee, Seminole, Creek, and Osage Indian soldiers. Ely S. Parker was a Seneca leader who had a hand in ending the American Civil War. ", This page was last edited on 12 November 2020, at 19:10. And I do further proclaim that the said insurrection is at an end and that peace, order, tranquillity, and civil authority now exist in and throughout the whole of the United States of America. Surrendering in an American port carried the certainty of facing a court with a Union point of view and the very real risk of a trial for piracy, for which he and the crew could be hanged. The Confederates held the city of Brownsville in the early part of 1865. 267, assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln, Military forces of the Confederate States, "Union / Victory! When under fire, one could surrender honourably once it became evident that continuing to fight would prove fruitless. The adjutant allowed this, and walked away from their tent. [27], Mobile, Alabama, had fallen to Union control on April 12, 1865. [26], Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest surrendered on May 9 at Gainesville, Alabama. There is a Georgia historical marker in Kingston, Georgia, in Bartow County at the intersection of West Main Street and Church Street to denote where this surrender took place. He declared Mobile, Alabama, an open city after these battles. [54], Following the orders of the captain of the Barracouta, Waddell immediately converted the warship back to a merchant ship, storing her cannon below, discharging all arms, and repainting the hull. The Confederate Constitution, he argued, granted him considerable power, but it did not allow him to end its life through surrender. / All Lee's Officers and Men Are Paroled", Columbus, Georgia 1865: The Last True Battle of the Civil War, "Andrew Johnson: "Proclamation 131—Rewards for the Arrest of Jefferson Davis and Others," May 2, 1865", https://www.nytimes.com/1865/05/10/news/important-proclamations-belligerent-rights-rebels-end-all-nations-warned-against.html, http://americancivilwar.com/tcwn/civil_war/Navy_Ships/CSS_Shenandoah.html, List of Union Civil War monuments and memorials, List of memorials to the Grand Army of the Republic, List of Confederate monuments and memorials, Removal of Confederate monuments and memorials. Watie formed the Cherokee Mounted Rifles. / Peace! Northern newspapers and a congressional investigation concluded that Miles acted out of cowardice rather than discretion, such that ‘Colonel Miles’ incapacity, amounting to almost imbecility, led to the shameful surrender of this important post.’ Harpers Ferry proved to be the Union’s largest surrender in the Civil War, with more than 12,000 soldiers laying down their arms. News of Lee's April 9 surrender reached this southern newspaper (Savannah, Georgia) on April 15—after the April 14 shooting of President Lincoln. Taylor agreed to meet with Major General Edward R. S. Canby for a conference north of Mobile, and they settled on a 48 hour's truce on April 30. During the voyage north, they had no idea what kind of reception they would receive when they arrived in New York. Barrett knew that an attack on Fort Brown was in violation of orders from headquarters, since the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia already surrendered by Lee at Appomattox on April 9 and many other Confederate forces had surrendered or disbanded by then. There, Jones headquartered the District of Florida. On May 7, he was given orders to join many other units searching for the Confederate president. [51] Continuing then south along the coast of Alaska the Shenandoah came upon a fleet of Union ships whaling on June 22. 1556332. Surrender would be the way to end the war quickly and with the least amount of bloodshed. [33] The plan of escape thus failed. Shortly after twelve o'clock, Grant's reply reached Lee, and in it Grant said he would accept the surrender of the Confederate Army under certain conditions. Civil War Surrender Contributed by Guy Potts Surrender of Gen Joseph E. Johnston to W.T. Canby took him to his home in New Orleans by boat.[27]. Maury went to Meridian, Mississippi, with his remaining men. [47] They earned a notorious reputation for their bold and brave fighting. Gen. St. John Richardson Liddell was captured and surrendered his men. Slaughter and Ford, at this point in time, occupied Fort Brown near Brownsville. Taylor agreed to a surrender after this time elapsed, which he did on May 4 at Citronelle, Alabama. He soon identified the camp as Davis's. Ceasefire Agreement of the Confederate States at the end of the American Civil War, Panoramic image of the reconstructed parlor of the. Although the statistics are woefully incomplete, approximately 700,000 soldiers surrendered. The Army of Northern Virginia surrendered on April 9 around noon followed by General St. John Richardson Liddell's troops some six hours later. R. N. Paynter, commander of HMS Donegal of the British Royal Navy. The Richmond Daily Examiner heaped ‘the highest honour and credit on the gallant Major in command and the noble band of heroes that so faithfully served under him’. Ely S. Parker was a Union Civil War General who wrote the terms of surrender between the United States and the Confederate States of America. / Surrender of General Lee and His Whole Army", "Most Glorious News of the War / Lee Has Surrendered to Grant ! Gen. Henry M. Judah on May 12, 1865. Anderson was praised by a series of orators as a ‘gallant commander’, ‘the Hero of Fort Sumter’, who had survived ‘the smoke and flame’. [54][55] At this point, Waddell decided to sail back to England and surrender the Shenandoah in Liverpool. At Appomattox Courthouse and in the surrenders that followed, some men decided not to accept their commander’s decision and left hoping to join another Confederate army. ... that the insurrection which heretofore existed in the State of Texas is at an end and is to be henceforth so regarded in that State as in the other States before named in which the said insurrection was proclaimed to be at an end by the aforesaid proclamation of the 2nd day of April, 1866. maj. robert anderson’s conduct at Fort Sumter epitomized how one might surrender honorably. [36], In the early part of 1865, Jones was transferred to Tallahassee, soon after Savannah had fallen to Sherman and the Union forces in December 1864. These included: that the warring states be immediately recognized after their leaders signed loyalty oaths; that property and personal rights be returned to the Confederates; the reestablishment of the federal court system; and that a general amnesty would be given. The war effectively ended on April 9, 1865, when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at the Battle of Appomattox Court House. Find the perfect civil war surrender stock photo. Charleston’s Surrender Posted on February 18, 2020 by Emerging Civil War On February 18, 1865, Charleston, South Carolina surrendered. Since the Civil War’s end, Americans have struggled to remember and commemorate Civil War surrender sites. It was an honourable way of accepting defeat – provided it was done under the right circumstances. On May 10, at Tallahassee, he surrendered about eight thousand troops to Brigadier General Edward M. McCook. The surrender formalities to end the Civil War lasted 4 days. Confederate leaders asked General Kirby Smith to send reinforcements from his Army of the Trans-Mississippi east of the Mississippi River, in the spring of 1864 following the Battle of Mansfield and the Battle of Pleasant Hill. [20], The first major stage in the peace-making process was when Lee's surrender occurred at Appomattox on April 9, 1865. This happened after the collapse of Confederate forces east of the Mississippi. Fort Sumter, 14 April 1861, under the Confederate flag. He worried that if the Union accepted the surrender of the Confederacy’s political leaders, it would retroactively grant the government some standing. On May 5, 1865, in Washington, Georgia, Davis had held the last meeting of his Cabinet. [30], Despite the fact that there were still small pockets of resistance in the South, the president declared that the armed resistance was "virtually" ended and that nations or ships still harboring fugitives would be denied entry into U.S. ports. In nearly every Civil War battle, soldiers – individually and in small groups – found themselves in a position where choosing not to fight appeared to be their only option, and threw up their arms in surrender. 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