severe pain, and, mounting once more, proceeded toward Sheridan
It was near noon now; and, as he went, a despatch overtook him. Time and further mischances had brought Lee
to the point.
He requested an interview for the purpose of surrender according to the terms offered.
read and understood that here in his hand at last lay peace, all pain left him. He dismounted, and by the roadside wrote his answer.
While he was doing this, and hurrying forward to the meeting, Lee
some six miles away lay waiting.
Stretched on a blanket under an apple-tree by the road, he contemplated the sunshine that bathed Virginia
Of his thoughts, also, only his actions reveal anything.
's note reached him, he rose, and had soon ridden into Appomattox Court-house, and in a house there waited for Grant
In a little while Grant
reached the grassy village street; and there, dismounted,