“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Citronelle in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Surrender Site

Surrender Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, May 17, 2011
1. Surrender Site Marker
Inscription. Here on May 4, 1865 Lt. Gen. Richard Taylor, C.S.A. surrendered the last organized Confederate forces, the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana, to Major Gen. E.R.S. Canby, U.S.A. thereby bringing to an official close the War Between the States.
Erected 1965 by The Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
Location. 31° 4.512′ N, 88° 14.023′ W. Marker is in Citronelle, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on Center Street (County Route 41) 0.3 miles north of Boy Scout Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is at the site of Camp Pushmataha, a Boy Scout camp. There is a sign just off Center Street, telling you where to turn. The camp area next to the road is parklike, and is set up like a roadside rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Citronelle AL 36522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrews Chapel (approx. 17.7 miles away); Town of McIntosh (approx. 17.9 miles away).
Categories. War, US Civil
Surrender Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, May 17, 2011
2. Surrender Site Marker
A pulled-back view showing its location next to a flagpole
Surrender Site Area Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, May 17, 2011
3. Surrender Site Area
This view shows part of the park area. The marker and flagpole are at the left; Near the right edge of the photo there is a wayside exhibit marker that explains the surrender scenario in more detail.
Surrender Site Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, May 17, 2011
4. Surrender Site
This is a view looking south along Center Street/County Road 41. The entrance into the surrender site area can be seen in the left area of the photo.
Scout Camp Sign Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, May 17, 2011
5. Scout Camp Sign
This sign is located off to the right of the driveway/park entrance
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 922 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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