accomplished gentleman, and was beloved and honored by all who knew him. About the same time Gen. Martin E. Green
was killed in the trenches while reconnoitering one of the enemy's batteries.
Since the beginning of the siege he had lived in the trenches with the men, always ready to perform any duty that evolved upon him. He was a great soldier of the sturdy, simple type, and the Confederacy
could have better afforded to lose a more pretentious officer.
On the 1st of July another mine was exploded under the fort on the Jackson
road, with terrible results to the Missouri
The Sixth Missouri was on duty there.
The Second had just been relieved, and the men were in camp in a hollow a hundred yards to the rear.
The men of the Sixth, Colonel Cockrell
among them, were blown bodily into the air. The Second formed just behind the ruins and stood prepared to meet a charge for more than an hour, with fifty pieces of artillery playing on them and not a Confederate gun firing in reply.
The Second lost forty men killed and wounded, most of them killed, and never moved from their place or fired a shot.
The enemy, taught by former experience, did not attempt a charge.
Among the killed of the Second regiment was Lieutenant-Colonel Senteney
, a brave and popular officer.
On the 2d of July the last rations were issued.
They were mule meat.
All hope of outside aid was abandoned.
The first note looking to a surrender was sent on the 3d of July.
The correspondence continued until nine o'clock on the 4th, when General Pemberton
went out and had a personal interview with General Grant
, in front of the Federal
line, which lasted for an hour and a half.
Both commanders are reported to have been very much at their ease.
might well have been.
The result was the unconditional surrender of the town and the army.
The army comprised 23,000 men, three majorgen-erals, nine brigadier generals
, more than 90 pieces of artillery and about 40,000 small arms.
Of the men 6,000