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greatly excited at the near approach of the enemy from the west, a few hundred as reported, and the citizens had determined to surrender the place. General Lomax soon restored confidence, and collecting convalescents and other soldiers that had straggled in, he took possession of the trenches covering the front of the city; but soon learning that the force from the west had retired, and hearing rumors that disaster had overtaken General Lee's army at Appomattox Station, he marched toward Farmville, but returned and encamped near Lynchburg, his command having traveled 36 miles. On Sunday, April 9th, General Lomax, accompanied by Engineer Hotchkiss, made an inspection of the defenses of Lynchburg, then went to his camp, three miles down the James, where rumor after rumor came in, saying that General Lee had had a battle on the 8th, losing most of his train and artillery; and that there was further combat on the morning of the 9th, when he had surrendered. These rumors were confirm
d marched northward and westward, seeking to reach Farmville, on the way to Lynchburg as his objective, hoping long the Richmond & Danville railroad. Reaching Farmville on the 6th, Lee found bread and meat for his men, been parched corn. On the 7th, four miles beyond Farmville, Lee formed line of battle in opposition to Crook'al Second corps and repulsed their attack. From Farmville, Lee had turned northward to the old Richmond and ward Lynchburg. On the morning of the 7th, from Farmville, Grant, as he says, feeling now that General Lee's Early on the morning of the 8th, while still at Farmville, Grant received the following reply, dated the 7thwas therefore changed, and the march directed upon Farmville, where supplies were ordered from Lynchburg. The us left and attacked the wagon train moving toward Farmville. This caused serious delay in the march of the ce, rations were issued to the troops as they passed Farmville, but the safety of the trains requiring their remo
uggle he did his duty with devotion, and in the final retreat from Petersburg brought off his guns, making gallant stands against the enemy at Rice's Station and Farmville. During the night of April 8th, part of his command, under General Walker, was captured. On the 9th the artillery took part in a spirited attack upon the enemypturing the entire command of General Read, who fell in combat with General Dearing. On April 7th, Rosser captured General Gregg, and rescued a wagon train near Farmville, and in the last hour of battle at Appomattox, a little after daylight April 9, 1865, charged the Federal cavalry and escaped from the fatal field with his commaful attack on Hare's hill. Still at the head of this division General Walker retreated, with General Lee, fighting by the way at Sailor's creek, High Bridge and Farmville, to Appomattox, where he surrendered himself and about 1,500 officers and men to Grant The war over, General Walker returned to his home in Pulaski county, and i