On July 3rd, Armistead's brigade reported to General Longstreet, near Temperance Hall, about three miles from Shirley, nearly opposite the mouth of the Appomattox, and was put under the command of General A. P. Hill until the 11th of July. Captain Magruder was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, July 31st, 1862.
On the 23dho could defend the reputation of men who never had cause to be ashamed of their actions—their deeds then and forever will speak for themselves.
From Bethel to Appomattox their grand leader and their country was proud of them, and they never had cause to blush with shame themselves.
It is true that there were many stragglers (ver whipped us, but wore us out; and on April 8th and 9th of 1865, there was as much fight in the eight or ten thousand veterans who had followed General Lee to Appomattox as there had ever been, and some as gallant stands made by these men then as can be found in the pages of history.
We were overwhelmed by numbers in the army