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[318] Forks was lost; Petersburg was carried April 2d, and a week later, April 9th, the matchless Lee and the remnant of his matchless army, surrendered. When Early heard the news he was sick in an ambulance, going home from Wytheville. He said, ‘without the slightest irreverence, I will say that the sound of the last trump would not have been more unwelcome to my ears.’

Comparisons have been made between Jackson's and Early's campaigns, sometimes to the detriment of the latter. The differences in their situations should be remembered.

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