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his Cabinet and other officials left the depot for Danville.
The train was well packed.
General Breckenridge, Secretary of War, however, did not start with the President.
He remained with me at the depot until I got off, which was not until somewhere near midnight. The General went out of the city on horseback.
Our train being heavily loaded and crowded with passengers—even the roofs and platform-steps occupied—went very slowly.
How we got by Amelia Courthouse without falling in with Sheridan's men, has been a mystery to me to this day. We were unconscious of our danger, however, and took matters philosophically.
Monday, April 3d, in the afternoon, we arrived at Danville, where we found the President and his Cabinet, save General Breckenridge, who came in on Wednesday.
On Monday night Admiral Semmes arrived with the officers and men of the James River squadron.
His was the last train out of Richmond.
We did not unpack the treasure from the cars at Danville.
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