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The Instrument of Surrender - Fort Pulaski
War of the Rebellion Records
The Instrument of Surrender
Terms of capitulation agreed upon for the surrender to the forces of
the United States of Fort Pulaski, Cockspur Island, Ga.

ARTICLE 1. The fort, armament, and garrison to be surrendered at once to the forces of the United
States.

ART. 2. The officers and men of the garrison to be allowed to take with them all their private effects,
such as clothing, bedding, books, &c. this not to include private weapons.

ART. 3. The sick and wounded, under charge of the hospital steward of the garrison, to be sent up
under a flag of truce to the Confederate lines, and at the same time the men to be allowed to send up
any letters they may desire, subject to the inspection of a Federal officer.

Signed this the 11th day of April, 1862, at Fort Pulaski, Cockspur Island, Ga.

CHAS. H. OLMSTEAD,
Colonel First Vol. Regt. of Georgia,
Comdg. Fort Pulaski.

Q. A. GILLMORE,
Brig. Gen. Vols., Comdg. U.S. Forces
Tybee Island, Ga.

[Indorsement.]
I authorized these terms, subject to your approval.

H. W. BENHAM,
Brigadier-General.
Major-General HUNTER.
Col. Charles H. Olmstead
First Vol. Regt. of Georgia
General Q. A. Gillmore
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