not cut our way out and escape.
Most of them were in favor of the attempt.
They only waited for a word from me; but I would not give it. On the contrary, I urged them to acquiesce.
I do not remember the number we surrendered.
It was between six hundred and seven hundred, men and officers.
I do, however, well remember one thing — that not more than four men had been lost as stragglers during the trying march from Petersburg
; and I can say almost, if not quite as much for every brigade in the division.
I never made any official report of these events.