ot too much, many got nothing; and dust-hunters picked up a good deal the following day — a good deal that was trampled under foot during the contemptible scramble. --History, &c. by C. E. L. Stuart. the remainder of the Cabinet, excepting Reagan, deserted the President.
Mallory, the Secretary of the Navy, doubting whether his official services would be needed on the Gulf, fled, with the notorious Wigfall, by railway, to La Grange, where he found his family, and was subsequently arrested.
Benjamin, the Secretary of State, mysteriously disappeared, after making ample provision for his own comfort.
He afterward solved the enigma by showing his person in England.
Of all the ministers, only Reagan remained faithful to the person of the chief.
Up to this time, Davis's wife and children, and Mrs. Davis's sister, Miss Howell, had accompanied the fugitive Government from Danville.
Now, for prudential reasons, this family took another, but nearly parallel route, in the flight toward the
82,. 585; his plan of attack, i 590; re-enforced by Johnson, 1.591, and by E. Kirby Smith, 1.602; his defense of Island No.10, 2.241-2.246; his evacuation of Corinth, 2.293.
Bell, John, nomination of for the Presidency, 1.30.
Belle Isle, sufferings of Union prisoners in, 3.597.
Belligerent rights accorded to the Confederates, 1.544, 567.
Belmont, battle at, 2.87.
Benham, Gen., his unsuccessful pursuit of Floyd, 2.102; in command at the battle of Secessionville, 3.187.
Benjamin, Judah P., last speech of in the Senate, 1.232.
Bentonsville, battle of, 3.500.
Bentonville, Skirmish at, 2.253.
Bermuda Hundred, occupation of by Gen. Butler, 3.318; Butler bottled up at, 3.323.
Berry, Gen. H. G., at the battle of Chancellorsville, 3.30.
Big Bethel, rebel position at, 1.596; battle at, 1.507;: public disappointment at the result, 1.510; visit to the battle-ground of, 1.513.
Big Black River, battle of the, 2.612.
Big Blue Creek, battle at, 3.279.