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Chapter 43: Appomattox. Some of General Lee's officers say to him that further resistance is hopeless Longstreet does not approve General Grant calls for surrender-not yet the Confederate chieftain asks terms his response to his officers as represented by General Pendleton correspondence of Generals Lee and Grant morning of April 9 General Lee rides to meet the Federal commander, while Longstreet forms the last line of battle Longstreet endeavors to recall his chief, hearin
eached a large white-oak tree, where he dismounted to make his last Headquarters, and finally talked a little.
The shock was most severe upon Field's division.
Seasoned by four years of battle triumphant, the veterans in that body stood at Appomattox when the sun rose on the 9th day of April, 1865, as invincible of valor as on the morning of the 31st of August, 1862, after breaking up the Union lines of the second field of Manassas.
They had learned little of the disasters about Petersburg