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1 Every rebel who has written about Appomattox declares that only 8,000 of those who surrendered bore arms — a statement which would not be creditable to them, if true. But as every rebel who was at Appomattox was himself a prisoner, the assertion is worthless. The fact is, that 22,633 small arms were surrendered; and-Lee did not carry many extra muskets around in wagons during the retreat from Petersburg.
2 See Appendix for returns of the national and rebel losses in this campaign, from the adjutant-general's office.
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