t time a squadron of cavalry rode up from the rear and we surrendered.
I surrendered my sword, which had been the dress-sword of my great-grandfather, Dr. Thomas Walker, of Castle Hill, to a lieutenant, taking down his name, and some years since I recovered it by paying $25 (C. O. D.)
As this letter is already too long, I must close, with the remark that the men on the left were comparatively raw troops, and yet they acted with wonderful coolness and gallantry.
Very respectfully, R. T. W. Duke, Late Lieutenant-Colonel Second Battalion Va. Reserves.
P. S.—John Preston Goss, Esq., clerk in the First Auditor's office, was my sergeant-major, and, I think, was present at my interview with General Edwards.
I would like John P. Goss to give his recollections of the retreat from Richmond and the fight at Sailor's Creek in your paper, as we are not even mentioned in any of the reports of the battle of Sailor's Creek.
This letter is written from memory, and there may be mistak
Council, Col J. C., 12.
Cowardin, Lieut. John L., 139.
Crater, Charge at the, 285.
Crutchfield's Artillery Brigade; Operations of April, 1865, 38, 139, 285.
Cumberland Grays, 21st Va. Infantry, Roster and Record of, 264.
Custer, Gen., Geo. A., 239.
Danville, Explosion at, April, 1865, 271.
Davis, Pres't, Jefferson, 69; at Manassas, 94.
Davis, Sam, A Southern Hero, Tribute to by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 231.
Deloney, Col. W. G., 147.
Drewry's Bluff, Battle of, 206.
Duke, Col. R. T. W., 138.
Duncan, Col. R. P., 17.
Early, Gen. Jubal A., 109, 153.
Early, Capt. W. T., 135.
Ennals, Bartholomew, 181.
Ewell Gen. R. S., 40, 105.
Ezekiel, H. T., 297.
Farrar, Judge F. R., 364.
Fayette Artillery, in the Movement on New Berne, N. C., 288.
Federal Forces, Total of the, 303.
Five Forks, Battle of, 16.
Fitzhugh, Maj. P. H., killed, 14.
Fleming, Robt. I., 355.
Fleming, W. L, 45.
Flowers, Col., Geo. W.. 245.
Forrest, Gen. N. B.. Ability of, 45