e men floundered wildly back through the creek, and gave themselves up to the very brigades they had just driven across.
A moment later the two sections of the Sixth corps closed like gates upon the entire rebel force, while from the hillsides in the rear Merritt and Crook suddenly swept through the pine-trees like a whirlwind.
There was one bewildering moment in which the rebels fought on every hand, and then they threw down their arms and surrendered.
Ewell, in command of the force, Kershaw, Custis Lee, Semmes, Corse, De Foe, Barton—all generals, hundreds of inferior officers, and seven thousand men, were prisoners.
Fourteen guns fell into the hands of the cavalry, and the entire rear-guard of Lee's army was destroyed.
A few officers escaped on the backs of artillery horses, and some of the men broke their muskets before submitting.
A part of the wagon train had gone on during the battle, but Ewell's command surrendered on the open field.
Getty's division was pushed on
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Lt-General J. Longstreet commanding.
Maj-General J. B. Gordon commanding.
ent, III., 356; supersedes Beauregard in front of Sherman, 398; plan to unite forces with Lee, 420; at Bentonsville, 429; retreat through Raleigh, 27; first interview with Sherman, 628; final interview with Sherman, 633; surrender of 634.
Kautz, General A. V. attack on Petersburg II., 344; at Ream's station, 404: in Wilson's raid, 404-409; at Darbytown, III., 70.
Kenesaw mountain, Sherman's assault on, II., 536-538.
Kentucky, neutrality of, i., 11; strategical situation in, 22. Kershaw, General, in Valley of Virginia, III., 84; at battle of Cedar creek, 93, 94, 96, 97; returns to Lee, 101; captured at battle of Sailor's creek, 577.
Kilpatrick, General, Judson, sent south of Atlanta, II. 544; in command of cavalry in Sherman's army, III., 283; in march to sea, 288, 289, 293; in campaign through Carolinas, 373.
Kingston taken by Sherman, II., 535.
Knoxville, danger of, i., 531; siege of, 534-543.
Lamb, Colonel, commandant of Fort Fisher, III., 341, 343.