ide past his right, make a dash for Richmond, release the Union prisoners, and disturb the peace generally.
It accomplished nothing.
The idea originated in Washington, it is said, for Meade disapproved it. Upon one of Kilpatrick's officers-Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, who was killed — some remarkable papers were found, including a sort of an address to the soldiers to burn Richmond, kill Jeff Davis and Cabinet, and do many other horrible things.
The United States Government promptly disclaimed any knowledge of such orders, and so did Meade.
Dahlgren was a daring, dashing young fellow, but was too enthusiastic.
It is certain the papers published at the time were taken from his person.
The Southern President laughed as he read over the originals in his office, and turning to Mr. Benjamin, his Secretary of State, who was with him, said, when he reached the word Cabinet, That is intended for you, Mr. Benjamin.
Lee was now making every effort to promote the efficiency of his army for
Creole, a favorite horse, 34.
Cromwell, Oliver, 34, 56.
Crook, General, mentioned, 340, 350, 373-
Culpeper Court House, 140, 179, 220.
Culp's Hill, 274, 277, 284, 299.
Cumberland Sound, Ga., 14, 15.
Cushing, Lieutenant A. H., at Gettysburg, 296.
Custer's cavalry division, 373.
Custis, George Washington Parke, mentioned, 25, 65, 84; death of, 71; his will, 237.
Custis, John Parke, 71.
Custis, Mrs. G. W. P., death of, 51.
Custis, Mary A. R., 25, 26.
Dahlgren, Colonel, Ulric, death of, 324.
Davis, Colonel B. F., mentioned, 203.
Davis, Jefferson, mentioned, 52, 53, 54, 62, 95, 96, 108, 134, 149, 260; letter to Lee, 310; his cabinet, 324; mentioned, 369; at church, 379, 384; indicted, 400; comments on Lee, 418.
Dearing, General, killed, 384.
Deep Bottom, on the James, 350.
D'Erlon's First Corps, 421, 422.
Devil's Den, Gettysburg, 274, 285.
Devin, General Thomas C., 373.
Dinwiddie Court House, 376.
Disaster at Five Forks, 376.