stores were closed, and, with a very few exceptions, were not disturbed.
There were considerable Government stores here — some two hundred pairs of shoes, a few boxes of clothing, and a large quantity of ammunition captured recently from General Longstreet.
It was stored in the warehouses of Wunderlich & Nead.
About eleven o'clock their rear-guard was ready to leave, and they notified the citizens residing near the warehouses to remove their families, as they were going to burn all public pof condemned clothing; but even these latter the rebels were glad to exchange for their own still worse ones.
They destroyed four hundred and sixty-eight boxes of confederate ammunition, which had been previously captured by our forces from Gen. Longstreet's train ; but this was almost worthless, as was evidenced by the fact of the little damage made by its explosion.
From the time I got word that the rebels were approaching until they entered the town, was not an hour.
And even in that sh