Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Semmes” in chapter 1.38 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25.:
...patches should be received to the contrary.
The slip of paper was from General Lee.
Many of the cabinet officers had sent their families from Richmond the previous week as also the congressmen.
Mr. Semmes had sent Mrs. Semmes in a box-car, by the Richmond and Danville road, towards Montgomery.
A week later he joined her in Georgia, and in Augusta heard of Lee's surrender.
Thence the way was made b...
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