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The last Confederate surrender. By Lt.-Gen. Richard Taylor. [The following is one of a series of chapters of unwritten history now being published in the Philadelphia Weekly Times. Our readers will thank us for republishing this paper of our distinguished soldier.] To write an impartial and unprejudiced account of exciting contemporary events has always been a difficult task. More especially is this true of civil strife, which, like all family jars, evolves a peculiar flavor of bitterness. But slight sketches of minor incidents, by actors and eye-witnesses, may prove of service to the future writer, who undertakes the more ambitious and severe duty of historian. The following memoir pour servir has this object: In the summer of 1864, after the close of the Red river campaign, I was ordered to cross the Mississippi and report my arrival on the east bank by telegraph to Richmond. All the fortified posts on the river were held by the Federals, and the intermediate portion