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Captain Stephen Whitaker surrendering the final Confederate forces east of the Mississippi River at Franklin, North Carolina
Captain Stephen Whitaker surrendering the final Confederate forces east of the Mississippi River at Franklin, North Carolina 
 
Captain Stephen Whitaker surrendering Company E, Walker's Battalion (1st Battalion), Thomas' Legion on May 12, 1865, at Franklin, Macon County, N.C. The final Confederate forces surrendering east of the Mississippi should not be viewed or confused with bushwhackers and outlaws surrendering to the United States Army.