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Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 18: (search)
ng, I was, in no very good humour, turning my horse's head towards home, when I fell in with Major Fairfax of Longstreet's Staff and the officers bearing the flag of truce. After expressing their syeplied that I should not be justified in complying with their invitation, as I had not, like Major Fairfax, any business to transact, and should be running the risk of remaining longer on the Staffor a manner that would have made it very uncourteous to decline. On reaching the opposite shore, Fairfax and I were soon surrounded by a circle of Federal officers proffering every mark of politeness ies had been despatched in search of H.; but after an hour of fruitless waiting I returned with Fairfax, first emptying, as we took leave of our temporary hosts, a last cup of the speedy restoration self, I was on excellent terms, and we used to assemble in a large tent which Major Latrobe, Major Fairfax, and Captain Rodgers occupied together, or else in a large hospital-tent in which the three