r two hours the fight was hot and steady.
The Federal corps held its ground stubbornly, ebbing and flowing.
Here I saw the Virginians of Brockenbrough's Brigade—22d Virginia, Colonel E. PoinsettTayloe; 40th Virginia, Col. J. W. Brockenbrough, commanding brigade; 47th Virginia, Colonel R. M. Mayo; and 55th Virginia Regiments—driving the enemy in hand to hand fighting out of houses and barns of which they made forts.
Here General Heth was wounded; here fell the brave Colonel Burgwin, of North Carolina, and here I buried next day, on the highest point, under a lone tree, with the Church's solemn services, Captain Brockenbrough, brother and aid of our brigade commander.
By 3 o'clock the Federals fled from the ridge, across the valley and through Gettysburg to the Cemetery Heights.
Soon after, or about 3 o'clock, I rode to the left where a few pieces of artillery were still replying to the artillery on Cemetery Heights, and there met a long and large force of Federal prisoners marching
North Carolina soldiers.
[from the Wilmington, N. C., Messenger, Feb. 19, 1895.]
Paroled at Appomattox.
North Carolina had paroled at Appomattox Courthouse, one major-general, Bryan Grimes, and six brigadiers, i. e., W. R. Cox, Matthew W. Ransom, John R. Cooke, William McRae, W. P. Roberts and J. H. Lane.
BrigadeCNorth Carolina had paroled at Appomattox Courthouse, one major-general, Bryan Grimes, and six brigadiers, i. e., W. R. Cox, Matthew W. Ransom, John R. Cooke, William McRae, W. P. Roberts and J. H. Lane.
BrigadeCommanded by Total rank and file surrendered.
9nts and one battalion infantry; five regiments and one battalion cavalry; and five batteries artillery.
That all these should have numbered only 5,000, rank and file, at the surrender, shows the wear and tear North Carolina troops had sustained.
First and last, by the muster rolls, these commands had contained over 100,000 men.