one pound of cornmeal and a quarter of a pound of bacon.
The bacon was alternated with a pound of fresh beef.
Both the bacon and the beef were occasionally substituted by a gill of sorghum.
So we started on the march with empty haversacks.
We moved towards James river, crossing on a pontoon bridge above Drewry's Bluff.
The explosions of the magazines at Chaffin's and Drewry's Bluff and at Richmond could be plainly heard.
Richmond was burning.
Early Monday morning we learned that Richmond was burning.
We were then moving in the direction of Burkeville Junction.
It was a forced march, halting only to rest on our arms.
To add to other discomforts, a cold rain set in. Footsore, almost starved, and well-nigh exhausted, we continued the march.
There being no commissary stores from which to draw, no rations had been issued since leaving the lines, and, as before stated, we started with empty haversacks.
The resources of the country through which we were passing had been almo