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on, p. 555.) On the 23d of May, Mr. C. A. Dana, Assistant Secretary of War, ordered General Miles to direct Colonel Pritchard to bring with him the woman's dress in which Jefferson Davis was captured.
（Id., p. 569.)
After his capture, Mr. Davis was sent to Savannah.
Thence he was carried to Fortress Monroe in the steamer Clyde, under a heavy guard, commanded by Colonel Pritchard.
The steamer was convoyed by the United States steam sloop of war Tuscarora.
The Secretary of War, on the 14th, thanked General Wilson for his vigilance in preventing the escape of the prisoner, and also thanked the gallant officers and men by whom the capture was made.
He also asked for their names, in order that they might receive appropriate medals.
These gallant captors consisted of two regiments of picked men, while the party captured was composed of two old and feeble civilians, several unattached officers, two ladies and four children. (104 War of Rebellion, p. 761.) On the 14th of May, the S
ws, C. J. Faulkner, and R. H. Dulaney, W. N. McVeigh, H. B. Taylor, James A. Seddon, W. B. Richards, Jr., J. C. Breckinridge, and Jefferson Davis.
The District Attorney, by leave of the court, saith that he will not prosecute further on behalf of the United States, against the above-named parties upon separate indictments for treason.
It is, therefore, ordered by the court that the prosecutions aforesaid be dismissed.
Strange to say, an order was entered upon the 1st of February, reciting that inasmuch as the indictments had been dismissed, he and his bondsmen were forever released.
The motion, on appeal in the Supreme Court, of course, was never called, and is now filed amongst its archives.
This recitation of the Trials and Trial of Jefferson Davis has not been prepared with the purpose of stirring up sectional animosities or reviving the bitterness of the past.
Its aim has been solely to vindicate the truth of history, that its teachings may be taken