The Falling Flag

Book Review of  The Falling Flag / Evacuation of Richmond, Retreat and Surrender at Appomattox by Edward M. Boykin. It isn’t often that a book brings me to tears, but this is one of them. Written in 1874 by a Colonel in the Southern Army, it details the loss of Richmond and the moments leading up to the Confederate su…rrender by General Robert E. Lee. The respect given by Grant to the remnants of the Confederate Army was magnanimous. A fantastic read, highly recommended.