The last Confederate.
--Only one Confederate soldier now remains at the Fair Grounds Hospital
--Sergeant Thomas W. Rives
, of company G., Forty-third Alabama regiment, Gracie
received his wound at Appomattox Courthouse on Sunday, April 9, 1865, about fifteen minutes before the flag of truce was hoisted, and within a few yards of the famous apple tree under which Generals Grant
signed the articles of surrender.
He is still a sufferer from the wound, which was very severe.--Pittsburg Express.