We awoke next morning to find the Confederates peering down into our faces, and involuntarily reached for our arms, but once the recollections of the previous day's stirring events came crowding back to mind, all fear fled, and the boys in blue were soon commingling freely with the boys in gray, exchanging compliments, pipes, tobacco, knives and souvenirs. On May 27, an additional new division was created and led by A. Glover, 3 three private horses, Surry Light Ar- tillery. Smith, Maryland, Eugene Worthington, Maryland, W. Lee realized that the day was lost and he advised President Jefferson Davis to prepare to leave the Confederate capital at Richmond. The question is, is it right to surrender this army? The supplies ordered to Pamplin's sta- tion from Lynchburg could not reach us, and the men, deprived of food and sleep for many days, were worn out and exhausted.
A , obliged Pickett to recede to the Five Forks, on the Dinwiddle Courthouse and Ford's road, where, unfortunately, he was yesterday defeated. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during its final year, from May 1864 to April 1865. When General Lee surrendered to General Grant, April 9th, 1865, the war was virtually over, but of the details of the surrender, the pathetic sadness on the one side, the jubilant satisfaction on the other, and, more particularly of the precise arrangements, the mode of procedure and the Northern army officer whose duty it became to take charge of the rebel arms and the rebel battleflags as they were given up--of all this our official war records tell not a word. This letter occasioned the evacuation of Richmond on the following morning. He was relieved at his own request and 1862 ended with a series of frustrations for the Union. A Northern general who helped gain victory for the union. The arms, artillery and public property to be parked and stacked, and turned over to the officer appointed by me to receive them.
McCormick, Maryland, John Mitchell, Maryland, Ed. This reference does not include the 7,700 who were captured at Sailor's Creek three days earlier, who were treated as prisoners of war. Si Sutton, Caroline Light Artillery. Walton, S'g't John Barnette, S'g't W. From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Andersonville comes the story of an unforgettable moment in American history: the historic meeting between General Robert E. Grant that led to the surrender of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia--and ultimately to the end of the Civil War. Rains Featherston's Brigade Brigadier General Gloucester Point Colonel Crump Reserve Major General Gustavus W.
By April 1865, its days were numbered. At the surrender ceremonies, about 28,000 Confederate soldiers passed by and stacked their arms. The arms, artillery, and public property to be parked, and stacked, and turned over to the officers appointed by me to receive them. The first hostile shot I ever saw strike, went through his kitchen. Excellent first person account of the surrender at Appomattox. Taylor, Dance's Batt'y, ist Va.
Art'y, Gordon's Battery, Haskell's Bat- talion ist Corps A. Selbry, Donald's company, Mcintosh's regiment, guard, detailed from art'y, not before reported. Hill's Brigade Brigadier General Anderson's Brigade Brigadier General Colston's Brigade Brigadier General Pickett's Brigade Brigadier General Wilcox's Brigade Brigadier General Pryor's Brigade Colonel G. What was passing in his mind probably no one ever knew, but the natural surmise was, that he at first mistook Par- ker for a negro, and was struck with astonishment to find that the Commander of the Union armies had one of that race on his per- sonal staff. Eppes, Edward Alley, David L. Like his uniform, they were singularly clean, and but little travel-stained. The organization of the Army of Northern Virginia did not change until the end of the war.
The Battle of Appomattox Court House was the last battlefield engagement of the Army of Northern Virginia and it was also the last battle of the American Civil War fought in Virginia. I believe Joshua Chamberlain was a Professor of Rhetoric at Bowdoin College. Houston, Courier, with private horse and equipments, Co. Written by General Joshua Chamberlain, Commander of the Honor Guard accepting the surrender. Hill rejoined the main army along with Lafayette McLaws.
General, that I am equally anxious for peace with yourself, and the whole North entertain the same feeling. I have had a great desire to confer with you upon our condition, and' would have been to Richmond before this, but anticipating movements of the enemy which have occurred, I felt unwilling to be absent. I now ask an interview in accordance with the offer contained in your letter of yesterday for that purpose. Strickler ; 3rd, David E. Young; 10} Brig Gen W.
We entered the grounds by this gate and dismounted. Nothing could be obtained from the adjacent country. Paroles of the Army of Northern Virginia. We awoke next morning to find the Confederates peering down into our faces, and involuntarily reached for our arms, but once the recollections of the previous day's stirring events came crowding back to mind, all fear fled, and the boys in blue were soon commingling freely with the boys in gray, exchanging compliments, pipes, tobacco, knives and souvenirs. Harriss, 5th Serg't Bennett Russell, 1st Corp'l Eben Lowder, Co.
This caused serious delay in the march of the centre and rear of the column, and enabled the enemy to mass upon their flank. Gortman, South Carolina, Company H, 3d So. The march was ordered to be resumed at one i A. He apologized for his appearance and after a few minutes of remembrances about their days in the Mexican campaign they began to discuss terms. Many of these were scattered throughout the South in garrisons or guerilla bands while the rest were concentrated in three major Confederate commands.
I certify that this is a correct list of the men present on the 9th April, 1865. Panoramic image of the reconstructed parlor of the McLean House. From the book: The Passing of the Armies; An Account of the Final Campaign of the Army of the Potomac, Based Upon Personal Reminiscences of the Fifth Army Corps by Joshua L. Smith Under the command of Johnston, the Army immediately entered into the First Battle of Manassas. Shortly after that we saw pass before us that sturdy Rebel leader, accompanied by an orderly. But recent scholarship shows that the surrender at Appomattox did not inspire all citizens toward reconciliation.