North Carolina proudly boasts that
she was "The Last at Appomattox" because:
1. A North Carolinian, Major-General Bryan Grimes, planned the last battle fought there
and commanded the infantry engaged therein, the greater part of which were North Carolina
2. A North Carolina Brigade, commanded by General W. R. Cox, made the last charge and
fired the last volley of any organized body of Confederates immediately preceding the
3. A detachment of North Carolina troops from the 4th and 14th regiments did the last
fighting of any infantry after the withdrawal of the main body of the infantry.
4. North Carolina troops (Roberts' Brigade of cavalry) captured the last cannon that were
captured by the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox.
sustaining this proud claim by indisputable proof North Carolina is fortunate in having
the full and clear statements written by Major-General Bryan Grimes and Brigadier-General
W. R. Cox . . . .
BY HENRY A.
LONDON, Co. I, 32ND N.C. REGIMENT
AND COURIER TO MAJOR-GENERAL BRYAN GRIMES
from "Five Points in the Record of North Carolina in the Great War of 1861-5."
of the Committee Appointed by the North Carolina Literary and Historical Society -- 1904.