way his sword to prevent surrendering it. This was a weapon valuable both for the quality of its steel, its make and the fact that it had been in use by the family for over 150 years. At the exchange this sword was returned to him by Assistant-Adjutant-General Thomas, who had been specially commissioned to do so.
After the exchange Colonel Waggaman was sent back to Louisiana as a recruiting officer, but was shortly afterwards recalled to Virginia by special order of General Lee.
He took Stafford's command of the 2d Louisiana Brigade.
He did brilliant fighting in the second valley campaign.
He was wounded in the forearm at Winchester, but even while suffering from his inflamed wound continued in command.
At Petersburg he led the 2d Brigade in another desperate charge, and again saw perilous action when the brigades were covering the retreat.
Then Appomattox and surrender came.
There it was Colonel Waggaman's sad honor to surrender all that was left of the 16,000 men who compo