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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of Lee and Gordon at Appomattox Courthouse. (search)
o deliberately broke his sword over his knee and threw it away. This strong man, who but an hour before had braved death at the cannon's mouth, now wept at the thought of final defeat. It was now known that General Lee had gone to meet General Grant (under the mythical apple tree?), and anxious inquiries as to the terms of surrender were heard from every side. Some officers, fearful of harsh treatment by the Federals, tore off their insignia of rank, but received a quiet rebuke from Colonel Hobson, commanding a brigade, whose promotion to a colonelcy had been too recent to admit of his adding another star to his collar. He quietly clipped a star from one side of his collar and pinned it to the other, remarking that he was ready to meet the consequences of his offending, whatever they might be. But we were not long in suspense. Soon Gordon came galloping down the road from the direction of the Federal lines and announced the terms of surrender as he passed, and asked the men t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the Powhatan troop of cavalry in 1861. (search)
sippi--remaining on staff duty until assigned as Colonel of the Second Confederate cavalry--a regiment numbering on its rolls over one thousand men. Assigned to the command of the cavalry of the right wing of the army (General Polk), the march was made from Mississippi to Kentucky, and throughout that campaign (four months of it with General Forrest); then again with General Beauregard in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, to close of war. Lieutenant Charles Old was elected Captain, and so remained until his promotion as Major, when Lieutenant Joseph Hobson succeeded him. The record of the Powhatan troop throughout the war was a brilliant one; but from this date (1862) comes most properly from those officers immediately in command. Their old Captain, who loved and admired them, was in the far West on duty, and never again saw them as an organized body. But to the survivors this imperfect sketch is affectionately addressed, by their old Captain. Richmond, Va., July 22d, 1880.
Joseph Hobson, an extensive lumber dealer, of Saco, Me., has failed, with liabilities amounting to $400,000.