Benning's Brigade at Appomattox
About 9 o'clock a courier came rapidly to Longstreet and gave him a message from Gordon asking help. Longstreet at once called me to him and told me that Gordon was pressed hard and asked me to take three batteries and go to help him. He further authorized me to call for infantry supports for my guns. I at once marched with three batteries, and as we passed Hood's old division, I psoke to Generals Benning and Anderson, commanding two Georgia brigades and told them Longstreet had directed me to call them for supports and that I would want two or three regiments. They talked together a few minutes and Benning went with me, taking two regiments. We got just beyond the Court-house and found Gordon hotly engaged and at once took part in the fight, Gordon leaving the point where we engaged and going to the right.
Postwar account by Lt. Col. John Cheves Haskell to Hon. John Warwick Daniel dated May 12, 1906 in Supplement to the OR Vol. 7, p. 788.