his discussion was not opened before the death of General Lee.
If the charges so vehemently urged against me abelieve they would have needed any reply from me. General Lee would have answered them himself, and have set hiays took place on the 7th of April, 1865, between General Lee and his leading officers.
He says that this meetcouncil, and that the officers united in advising General Lee to surrender on that day-two days before the surrce of putting my name among the officers who gave General Lee this advice.
The truth of the matter is, I neverpoint at early dawn on the 2d.
I at once went to General Lee's headquarters.
I found him in bed in his tent.
e was being broken in front of the house in which General Lee had slept.
I hurried to the front, and as fast ayonets of Fields' Division — the only troops that General Lee had left me. I also turned over to General Grant of course, did not join in the advice it gave to General Lee. Mr. Swinton has been clearly misinformed upon th