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Battle of Chickamauga

Last Confederate General to surrender?

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10/05/2008

In the Eastern Theater, the last Confederate General to surrender was Brig. Gen. John C. Vaughn of East Tennessee. After arguing with the Federals about whether his men could keep their horses, this senior brigade commander in Jefferson Davis' escort finally surrendered his and other cavalry brigades in the early morning hours of May 10, 1865. Generals Edmund Kirby Smith and Stand Watie surrendered later in the Western Theater.