under Gen. J. B. Kershaw
, repulsed repeated attacks until Simms
' command was surrounded and mostly captured.
's corps, escaping this disaster, took part in the last assault upon the enemy on the morning of April 9th, and was in line of battle when the surrender was announced.
After a truce had been made to arrange the terms of capitulation, General Evans
, who commanded the left division, ignorant of what was occurring elsewhere, had pushed out his skirmishers under Capt. Kaigler
Suddenly a Federal force appeared, advancing on his flank, and a small battery opened fire.
Immediately forwarding his skirmishers under Kaigler
, and supporting them with his command, Evans
led a charge, capturing the battery with a number of prisoners and driving his assailant from the field.
A few minutes later he received official notice of the surrender and slowly withdrew his command toward Appomattox
This successful charge shed a parting glory over the last hours of the illustrious army of Northern Virginia.
Following is the organization of the Georgia
commands in the final operations: