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The Last Salute of the Army of Northern Virginia

This is a moving account of the events on April 12, 1865, a rainy and cloudy day, at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia. A must reading for those who had forebears in the Civil War. The 155th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry was present on that day and included Company G with men recruited from Richland, Salem and Washington Townships and Company H with men recruited from the Rimersburg area, all in Clarion County, Pennsylvania.

See comments in the Notes Section of Nathan Stewart.

There is also a high degree of probability that Washington Adams Craig was present that day as at the time of Lee's surrender earlier, he was with Corp. G.H. Clover, privates J.C. Barnett, A.G. Lewellen, C.M. Smith, G. Kribbs, of Company K, and William Eich, of Company E, all of the 155th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, in the town of Appomattox where they captured 116 Rebels, including sixteen officers, of whom a colonel was the highest in rank, and marched them into the Union lines. Of the two swords Mr. Craig secured at this time, one he gave to his second lieutenant and the other he still has in his possession.

It is not known whether Lewis Hartman was present that day as he had been captured earlier and was a Prisoner of War at Andersonville, Georgia.

See additional comments in the Notes Section of Milton Stewart, who fought with the 155th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and was killed at Petersburg, Virginia on June 16, 1864.

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