Last days of the Army in Southwest Virginia.
From the times-dispatch, November 5th, 1905.
Last days of the Confederate Army in Southwest Virginia.
This article would, perhaps, more appropriately be entitled ‘the last days of the Thirteenth Battalion, Virginia Light Artillery.’
Incidently, however, it will contribute something to the history of the rest of the forces in that region.
The greater part of the narrative is copied verbatim from a diary kept at the time.
The passages taken from this diary are under quotation marks.
Several years after the close of the war, but when the author's memory was still fresh, the diary was copied and additional remarks appended.
These remarks are placed under square brackets [thus]. The rest of the narrative appears without any marks of distinction.