officer sprang out of the ditch, and said: ‘Men, don't be scared; be steady, and follow me; I'll take you out.’ We had not gone more than two hundred yards before we were halted by Colonel A. S. Pendleton, who said to me: ‘Captain, stay here until I return,’ and started for General Ewell's headquarters in a gallop. My attention was called to a thicket, which we would either have to pass through or flank around through the little opening already described, and, to my horror, the Yankees were going up an old road at trail arms, and double-quick, to cut us off. I called Colonel Pendleton's attention to the Yankees. With a motion of his hand he directed us to flank around the thicket, which we did in a hurry, marching within fifty or seventy-five yards of the Yankees, who seemed to be forming to charge us. When we got around the thicket, and in the second field we came to a halt without any orders from anybody, and on looking around I saw General R. E. Lee, alone, I think, calmly sitting on his gray horse. I said to Captain J. B. Updike, ‘Here is General Lee.’ He joined me and others in saying: ‘General Lee to the rear.’
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