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Zzzprotection afforded.

Every effort was made by the Federal officers and troops to protect the persons and property of our citizens. Safeguards were sent to every house for which they were asked. An officer, whose name I have forgotten, accompanied me to my house on Lombard Street, and after seeing me safely arrived, and declining an invitation I gave him to breakfast with me, left, promising a safeguard, who, in a short time, reported and took up his quarters at my residence, where he remained for a day or two. Everything was at once systemized by the military, and comparative order and quiet reigned under martial law. The citizens were required to report to the provost marshal and resume their allegiance. Federal sutlers soon engaged in business, occupying many of our stores for the purpose, and a good time was experienced by the few citizens so fortunate as to have greenbacks with which to purchase cheese, coffee, and such like articles, of which they had been so long deprived.


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