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At Citronelle, Alabama, Confederate General Richard Taylor surrenders his forces of the Department of Alabama

Richard Taylor, Portrait, detail
05/04/1865
Confederate General Richard Taylor, the son of former President Zachary Taylor, commanded the Department of Alabama.  Considering that his continued resistance was useless, he surrendered his forces, under similar terms agreed at Appomattox, to Union General Edward Canby under the soon-to-be-famous "Surrender Oak" at Citronelle, Alabama. His troops were the last Confederate land forces in operation east of the Mississippi River. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Benson J. Lossing, The Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War in the United States of America (Hartford, CT: T. Belnap, 1874), 576

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