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incidents con-16 nected with General Lee, he would be glad to furnish me with one which had occurred under his own observation, and which he thought ought to be told, and at my request he narrated the following circumstance.
That I may not detract from its interest, I will him tell it in his own simple way:
Dear Sir,—Yours of late date received and contents noted.
The information about the late lamented General Lee, which I wish to communicate to you, is as follows:
On the 16th of August, 1864, I was engaged in battle with the Confederate army.
I belonged to the Tenth corps, United States army, General Foster commanding division.
About 1 o'clock, afternoon, the enemy drove us before them.
Before that we had gained several lines of pits, &c., but at that time they swept down upon us, carrying all before them.
We fought as brave as we could, but it was of no avail.
I thought at the time that it had taken a sudden turn and could not account for it. I was taken prisoner wi