e enabled the South, instead of the North, to determine the terms of reunion and reconstruction.
Had it not been for the delinquency of some of our generals, Lee's Army would have won a complete and decisive victory on the first and second days of that battle, as I have explained in my address on Gettysburg —Pickett's Charge.
We arrived at Johnson's Island about the 19th of September, 1863.
The following officers of my regiment, the 9th Va. Infantry, had already reached there: Maj. Wm. James Richardson, Captains Henry A. Allen, Jules O. B. Crocker, and Harry Gwynn; Lieutenants John H. Lewis, John Vermillion, Samuel W. Weaver, John M. Hack, Henry C. Britton, M. L. Clay, Edward Varnier and Henry Wilkinson.
I was assigned to a bunk in Block 12.
This building consisted of large rooms with tiers of bunks on the sides.
Subsequently I with four others occupied room 5, Block 2.
My room-mates and messmates were, Captains John S. Reid, of Eatonton, Ga., and R. H. Isbell, of Tuscaloosa,