Surrender Oak

On May 4, 1865, one of the last significant Confederate armies was surrendered by General Richard Taylor under the "Surrender Oak" in Citronelle.

This was the third in a series of five major surrenders of the Civil War. The two previous surrenders occurred at Appomattox Court House (between General Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant) and the second and largest at Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina (between General William T. Sherman and General Joseph E. Johnston).

The historic marker is in Citronelle, AL on Celeste Road across from the site of Surrender Oak. The original oak tree was destroyed durring a hurricane in 1902, but one has been planted in its place.

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