s attributed to the malign influence of his wife, who, it is charged, was a secessionist and one of the F. F. V.'s.
After the public became aware of what was going on in the prison house and the fearless press commenced to inquire as to who was responsible, a very different treatment was accorded Mr. Davis, and he was allowed the privileges of a State prisoner.
He had the freedom of the fort on parole, his wife and family were with him, and his counsel were permitted to see him.
In August, 1866, the President ordered that General Miles be mustered out of the volunteer service.
No reason is given in the published records for this, but may possibly be inferred from General Miles' protest written on the 24th day of August.
（121 War of the bellion, 955), in which he says:
As I have no other appointment, I fear the President is dissatisfied with my course here, or perhaps credits some of the base slanders and foulest accusations which the disloyal press have heaped upon me. *