To rotate the image, hold down SHIFT and ALT on your keyboard, and then click and drag on the page.

Download page

This transcription is complete!



shot before Lee's surrender & ere the

sad tidings, which his proud

heart could never have brooked,

had reach him: as soon as he

was missed Col' Boykin sent in

search of him & the party meeting

a Yankee on their way obtained from

him the above statement as well as

the additional information that

they had wrapped him in his

blanket & buried him where he

lay: the grave was opened that

they might recognize the body & only

one wound was seen, that being

on the right cheek just under

the eye: as Col' Boykin says he

does not think that could have

caused his death, a thousand

conjectures fill our minds almost

distracting our aching hearts: I