ous message was despatched
news from the other armies
preparing to attack the angle
an eventful morning at headquarters
two distinguished prisoners
how the angle was captured
scenes at the bloody angle
At half-past 10 on the morning of May 10 the general-in-chief called me to where he was standing in front of his tent, spoke in much detail of what he wanted Burnside to accomplish, and directed me to go to that officer, explain to him fully the situation and the wishes of the commander the line, and it was difficult to find him. I started for headquarters that evening, but owing to the intense darkness, the condition of the roads, and the difficulty of finding the way, did not arrive till long after midnight.
The same day, May 10, had witnessed important fighting on the right and center of our line.
Hancock moved his troops back to the north side of the Po. Barlow's division, while withdrawing, became isolated, and was twice assaulted, but each time repulsed the enemy.
They brought him here the Monday after the battle of Chancellorsville, she continued.
You probably know, sir, that he had been wounded in the left arm and right hand by his own men, who fired upon him accidentally in the night, and his arm had been amputated on the field.
The operation was very successful, and he was getting along nicely; but the wet applications made to the wound brought on pneumonia, and it was that which caused his death.
He lingered till the next Sunday afternoon, May 10, and then he was taken from us.
Here the lady of the house became very much affected, and almost broke down in recalling the sad event.
Our tents had by this time been pitched, and the general, after taking a polite leave of his hostess, and saying he would place a guard over her house to see that no damage was done to her property, walked over to camp, and soon after sat down with the mess to a light supper.
The question has been asked why General Grant in this movement left so gre
orth Carolina to meet General Grant and inform him of the situation in Washington.
I passed him, however, on the way, and at once returned and rejoined him at Washington.
Hostilities were now brought rapidly to a close throughout the entire theater of war. April 11, Canby compelled the evacuation of Mobile.
By the 21st our troops had taken Selma, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, West Point, Columbus, and Macon.
May 4, Richard Taylor surrendered the Confederate forces east of the Mississippi.
May 10, Jefferson Davis was captured; and on the 26th Kirby Smith surrendered his command west of the Mississippi.
Since April 8, 1680 cannon had been captured, and 174,223 Confederate soldiers had been paroled.
There was no longer a rebel in arms, the Union cause had triumphed, slavery was abolished, and the National Government was again supreme.
The Army of the Potomac, Sheridan's cavalry, and Sherman's army had all reached the capital by the end of May.
Sheridan could not remain with his