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How Jefferson Davis was overtaken. Major General James Harrison Wilson. On the first Sunday of April, 1865, while seated in St. Paul's Church, in Richmond, Jefferson Davis received a telegram from Lee, announcing the fall of Petersburg, the partial destruction of his army, and the immediate necessity for flight. Although he
I have read John H. Reagan's letter to Governor Porter, in the publication you exhibited to me. It contains severe criticisms upon published statements of General James H. Wilson, concerning the flight, capture, and disguise of Jefferson Davis.
I remember Mr. Reagan, who was captured with Davis.
I had the honor of being with Gene nied nothing.
Many thanks for your account in the weekly times of our great ride.
It is very interesting.
Yours, very truly,
Robert Burns. Major General J. H. Wilson, St. Louis.
After quoting the foregoing documents, which all candid readers will admit to be entirely conclusive on the question of the disguise, I