Lordy, it was just wonderful being able to lay down and sleep 4 or 5 hours without having to worry about fighting a rear guard action when you got up. We rested the rest of the morning and ate the food issued to us by the Union Quartermaster.
Later in the day the Texas Brigade was marched to the Union Headquarters to be paroled. When the first of our Brigade said he was from the Texas Brigade, the Union parole officer looked up quickly and saw a gaunt Texas face looking him straight in the eye. The Union officer then slowly looked down the line of our men, looked back at the man in front of him, gave a slight bow of his head, and asked his name, company, regiment and Brigade.
We all gave our information and were at last given our parole papers.