From the Richmond Whig, 4/12/1865
IN OUR LIST OF LOSSES by the fire, republished this
morning, we wish to add what should have been n the first day but for the
difficulties under which we labored. They are: the Public Warehouse, in which
was stored a very large quantity of tobacco; the Richmond and Petersburg
Railroad bridge; the Richmond and Danville Railroad bridge, two spans of which
were destroyed; “Mayo's” passenger bridge, which was owned by Mr. E. C.
Mayo. - These were all public losses, not felt alone by the owners, for they
affected all classes of the community. It is remarkable that this fire swept
away almost every vestige of the Confederate Government from our city.