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n's clothes, or that his wife acted in any way unladylike and undignified on the occasion.
Mr. T. H. Peabody, a lawyer of St. Louis, and one of the captors, in a speech made before a Grand Army Post, a few days after Mr. Davis' death, also denied the whole story.
The Secretary of War, however, rolled the statement under his tongue as a sweet morsel, and, on the 14th of May, wrote gleefully to the Rev. R. J. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, that Jefferson Davis was caught three days ago in Georgia trying to escape in his wife's clothes.（121 War of Rebellion, 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 st