A historical narrative of the final and thrilling events of the war inVirginia, commencing with the battles around Petersburg, and following themovements of both armies until Lee's surrender at Appomatox CourtHouse--in short an important page of history heretofore unwritten.Containing the official correspondence concerning the surrender, theinterview between Gen. Lee and Gen. Grant, appearance of Gen. Lee, hisfarewell address to the Army of Northern Virginia, etc. etc.
dlong on their comrades below. Once, twice and thrice have they reached the top, only to be repulsed, and yet they persevere, and the artillery in the embrasures continue to fire in rapid succession. But, at last, all is hushed! The artillery once more, and for the last time, fire a parting shot, and we can see the Federals as with impunity they mount the works and begin a rapid fire on the defenders within. Their ammunition is exhausted, and, unwilling to surrender, they are using their bayonets and clubbing their guns in an unequal struggle. At last one loud huzza proclaims the fort lost, and with it the Confederate army cut into two parts. Generals Heth and Wilcox were in the fort, cheered the men to the last, and, at the minute of its surrender, mounted their steeds, dashed through the sally-port and retreated to the rear. I have since learned that 280 of the garrison, of a little over 300, were killed and wounded.
As soon as the fort was captured the Federal signal corps were at work, and the cann