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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.21 (search)
t of humanity he would exchange them for such of his men as might be prisoners. He stated to Captain Anderson: Should General Washburne reject the proposal, then suggest that he send clothing for them. Forrest added that he would await the answer at Nonconnah creek, six miles south. General Washburne stated, in his answer, he had no authority to exchange prisoners, but would gladly accept the proffered privilege of sending a supply of clothing. In a short time Colonel Hepburn and Captain H. S. Lee arrived with a wagon load of clothing (Colonel Hepburn is now a member of Congress from Iowa), which was distributed under the direction of the federal officers. General Forrest then directed his surgeons to examine the prisoners, and such as were unfit to undergo hardship were sent back with Colonel Hepburn and the wagon, with the promise they would not bear arms against the Confederate cause until exchanged. The remainder, about four hundred, were mounted on the extra horses and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
Chancellor field. The large pine tree under which Lee and Jackson held their last consultation—the one at wer, some earthworks had been passed. There was where Lee waited for Hooker, said some one in the party. Thes Jackson like a stonewall. The third inscription is Lee's tribute to the dead commander, and the fourth is th Talley was with Jackson at the last conference with Lee, and brought the army around by field and road until the pride of the Wilderness. A simple monument to Lee. Across the fields on each side of the turnpike Loks the spot where a soldier grasped the bridle of General Lee's horse. There had been some wavering on the part of the Confederates, and Lee rode forward, intending himself to lead a charge. He placed himself at the head will go back we will go forward, said they, and when Lee hesitated one of them seized his horse's bridle and t animal around. Then they hastened to the front and Lee went back. The soldiers placed the improvised monume