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and the command marched from vigorous pursuit in the direction of the town.
The whole army is massing in the vicinity of the courthouse—and see, there are Federal officers riding in the midst of Confederates, while on the neighboring hills and passing swiftly to the right, go hundreds of Federal cavalry, frantic with huzzas.
Can it be?
Ah, yes, the stacked arms, broken ranks, furled banners and weeping soldiers, proclaim the surrender of Lee's proud army.
Dr. R. J. Hicks, now of Warrenton, Virginia, who was a faithful surgeon to the 23rd, all through the war, says of the regiment:
It did as much hard service, fought in as many battles, was as constant in the performance of duty as any other regiment in the army.
And at Appomattox, says Dr. Hicks, it surrendered about as many men as any other regiment in the army.
By the Appomattox parole lists, taken from the last volume of the Rebellion Records, it is shown that Johnston's brigade, at the surrender, numbered 463 men, ran