increased, the batteries doing good service for the rebels.
About four P. M. we heard loud talking and cheering on our left and the firing ceased.
The woods were so thick we could not see through them, but knowing something was up, I went to the right of the line and reported to Major Dunn
Returning to my place, I met Billy Smith
of Company F, who said, “Come with me; if you go farther you are sure to be captured.”
While I was talking with Smith
, Colonel Hooper
passed us, on the way to the rear.
The colonel had been there
and escaped through the tunnel at Libby
He did not propose to go again.
I told Smith
to go on, but I must return to the company.
I soon met two rebels who ordered me to surrender, but I declined.
I saw my men standing up and the rebels as thick as mosquitoes.
A major of a Georgia regiment demanding my sword, I presented it to him, omitting the presentation speech.
With the rebels I went to the right.
was standing on the works looking to the left.
I called to him, “They have us, Hume
Quick as a flash he stamped his sword into the dirt, broke the scabbard against a tree, saying, “There is the second one the cusses haven't got.”
In less time than it takes to tell the story we were driven to the rebel rear, and my story for a time will be my experiences in rebel prisons.