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unwavering confidence in him, despite the untoward condition of affairs. That Sunday night, the 2d of April, 1865, under cover of darkness, Lee evacuated Petersburg and turned the head of his army, along both banks of the Appomattox, to Amelia Court House, on the line of the Richmond & Danville railroad, which the officials of the Confederate government had passed over, late in the day, after General Lee had telegraphed to President Davis, when in church at Richmond, near the middle of the day, that his lines were broken and he must evacuate Petersburg. The forces in front of Richmond, under Ewell, were called in and marched across the James, by two roads, also toward Amelia Court House, after unwisely setting fire to the storehouses of Richmond and destroying, in conflagration, a large part of the city which for four long years army after army of invaders had tried in vain to capture. The cheerfulness with which a veteran soldier accepts whatever the fortunes of war may bring
out Richmond. The troops will be directed to Amelia Court House. On the 5th of April the most of Lee's army reached Amelia Court House, where, he had been officially informed, he would find a food supply for his armfinding the supplies ordered to be placed at Amelia Court House, nearly twenty-four hours were lost in endeavchmond & Danville road at Jetersville, beyond Amelia Court House, and placed a superior force across Lee's adve that if Lee could have rationed his army at Amelia Court House, he would have pushed his way through Sheridacumstances, on the night of the 5th, Lee left Amelia Court House and marched northward and westward, seeking tthe immediate defenses of Richmond, to Lee at Amelia Court House, following the highway along the Richmond & Derefore only now state that, upon arriving at Amelia Court House on the morning of the 4th with the advance of who were more or less under my command until Amelia Court House was reached. The disheartening surrounding i