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From Petersburg to Appomattox. [from the times-dispatch, January 1, 1905.] A brave officer's recollection of the last hours of the Confederacy. Bridges that were burned. By Colonel T. M. R. Talcott, in Command of the Engineer Troops of the Army of Northern Virginia. During the winter of 1864-5, by order of General Lee the Engineer Troops rebuilt Bevill's Bridge over the Appomattox river about twenty-five miles above Petersburg, and sent a pontoon bridge which was at Petersburg, to the Richmond and Danville Railroad crossing of the Staunton river, ninety miles west of Richmond. Another pontoon bridge was ready for use at the site of Goode's Bridge over the Appomattox, between Bevill's Bridge and the R. & D. R. R. crossing of that stream, and requisition was made on the Engineer Bureau for a pontoon train to be held in reserve subject to order. In addition to these preparations for the possible exigencies of the spring campaign, a map was made, showing the roads fr