thing definite could be learned until 12 o'clock, when it was known that Lee had indeed surrendered.
It was soon learned that the soldiers would be paroled and given permission to return home.
Monday morning, April 10, 1865, the farewell address of General Lee was read to the regiment.
All the soldiers of the regiment had the opportunity of shaking hands with General Lee and hearing him say, God bless you, boys; I hope we shall meet again!
After remaining in this position until Wednesday, April 12th, the regiment was marched over near the courthouse, where the arms were stacked in front of the enemy.
On the same evening the soldiers were furnished with the following:
Appomattox C. H., Va., April 10, 1865.
The bearer—————— of Co. ——, 38th Regiment of North Carolina Troops, a paroled prisoner of the Army of Northern Virginia, has permission to go to his home, and there remain undisturbed. Jos. H. Hyman, Colonel 13th N. C. Troops, Commanding Scales' Brigade.