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The Daily Dispatch: May 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], The War News — Grant Quiet — Another Reverse for Butler on the Southside — the battles in Louisiana, &c. (search)
ss.) Republican telegraphs as follows: The facts in regard to the correspondence between Gens. Meade and Lee, concerning the dispatches found on the body of Col. Dahlgren, are as follows: Gen. Lee addressed a letter to Gen. Meade, dated April 1, enclosing photographic copies of the papers, and asking whether they had received the sanction of Col. Dahlgren's superior officers, and were approvovernment of the United States. For some reason Lee's letter was not received until the 15th. Gen. Meade referred the communication to Gen. Kilpatrick, who replied that they were not the instructionsent in red ink just before he and Dahlgren separated, and that he had never seen them before. Gen. Meade replied that the papers were not copies of any orders given to Col. Dahlgren by his superior officers; that they were not approved by the Government of the U. S, and that he (Meade) had given no instructions to the late cavalry expedition not warranted by the necessities of their situation, s