The Emergence of Grant, Part 4: Unconditional Surrender


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After Grant pushes the Confederates back to Fort Donelson, the southern leaders had to decide whether to attempt escape or surrender. Ultimately, the surrender was carried out in a way that created scandal for the Confederate leaders who did manage to escape, and it gave Grant the opening to earn his nickname in the North: “Unconditional Surrender” Grant. Chris Calton recounts the controversial history of the Civil War. This is the 46th episode in the third season of Historical Controversies. You may support this podcast financially at Music: "On the Ground" by Kevin MacLeod (, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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