the clew of the situation to the immediate advisers of President Davis.
They realized, at last, the uselessness of the Plymo to protect Richmond.
There is not an hour to lose, said Mr. Davis in one of his telegrams to me [May 4th]. Had the expeditit started, I would say it should not go.
Telegram from Mr. Davis to General Beauregard, May 4th, 1864.--G. T. B.
Other. Stevens to Richmond for the purpose of submitting it to Mr. Davis, and of asking his consent to carry it out. Mr. Davis couMr. Davis could not be seen; but Colonel Stevens saw General Bragg [then Chief-of-staff, C. S. A.], who thought the plan a good one, and chim and of urging a favorable decision of the measure.
Mr. Davis arrived in person between 8 and 9 o'clock that morning.
the only — assurance of victory.
But I argued in vain.
Mr. Davis adhered to his former determination, and would only agreeor-Geeral R. F. Hoe, C. S. A: from a photograph.
But Mr. Davis had also objected to the cooperation of General Whiting,