A SCHOOL HISTORY OF THE
less sacrifice of his men, and surrendered accordingly
at Appomattox, on the 9th of April, 1865, " he, and
his army, defeated in every way possible, numbering
27,516," and " every man was fed by the conqueror."
When the Union Army marched into Rich¬
mond, the Confederates set the city on fire, and com¬
menced a wholesale destruction and plunder of
everything. Thousands of gallons of rum were
emptied into the streets, and staggering destruction
of everything useful seemed in order. The colored
troops were organized into fire brigades, and soon
extinguished the fires and stopped the plunder their
masters had begun.