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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XLIX. April, 1865 (search)
r the flames were arrested, mainly by the efforts of the Federal troops. Gen. Weitzel commanded the troops that occupied the city upon its abandonment. The trl defense troops might have held it against the few white troops brought in by Weitzel. The negroes never would have been relied on to take it by assault. I seehe next day, as it has not been acted upon. April 12 Warm and cloudy. Gen. Weitzel publishes an order to-day, requiring all ministers who have prayed for the Ph rations from the Federal commissariat. April 14 Bright and cool. Gen. Weitzel and his corps having been ordered away; Major-Gen. Ord has succeeded to the nce dawn. I saw no negro troops among them, but presume there are some. Gen. Weitzel's rule became more and more despotic daily; but it is said the order dictati J. A. Campbell. Approved for publication in the Whig, and in handbill form. G. Weitzel, Major-Gen. Commanding. Richmond, Va., April 11th, 1865. To-day the follo