order to surrender, being convinced of the hopelessness of further resistance.1 The order was not received by me.
G. W. C. L.
1 General G. W. C. Lee speaks of General Ewell's having sent him an order to surrender—a slight error. The note, which I wrote by General Ewell's dictation, was nearly this: ‘General Anderson's attack has failed. General Ewell and all his staff are prisoners. You are surrounded. Being a prisoner, General Ewell gives you no orders, but advises a surrender, as further effusion of blood is useless.’ The above is about the substance of it, and not far from the very words.—Campbell Brown.
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