d once on the swift sailing Shenandoah, the most valuable remnant of the Anglo-Confederate navy, they might soon obtain an asylum on a foreign shore.
When Davis and his companions left Richmond in pursuance of this plan, they believed that Lee could avoid surrender only a short time longer.
A few days thereafter the news of this expected calamity reached them, when they turned their faces again toward the South.
In reference to the incidents which followed upon Mr. Davis' flight from Goldsboro‘, North Carolina, I again quote from the historian of The lost cause:
The resumption of Mr. Davis' flight toward the South was in consequence of what had taken place in his interview with Generals Johnston and Beauregard.
It was an interview of inevitable embarrassment and pain.
The two generals were those who had experienced most of the prejudice and injustice of the President; he had always felt aversion for them, and it would have been an almost impossible excess of Christian ma