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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.33 (search)
hmond. He was convalescing at the time of the evacuation, and left the city with the ambulance train; was captured on the retreat, but made his escape on a captured horse, and being unable to join his own command, was assigned to Dance's battery, and surrendered with the army at Appomattox. After the war he devoted his life to teaching the youth of the South, and died in Amherst county, Va., in June, 1896. Yours very truly, Thomas Ballard Blake, late Captain, etc. St. Louis, December 29, 1897. To the Editor of the Dispatch: While on a visit to Richmond last spring I gave some reminiscences of the evacuation, retreat, Sailor's creek, &c., which appeared in your issue of May 22d. I had to rely entirely on memory, and was, therefore, very careful in my statements. I have recently been looking over the Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, published by the government, and in Series 1, Volume XLVI, Part 1, found the official reports of commanding officers of both a