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More of the Capture of Jeff. DaVis, eto
The Washington correspondent.of the
New York Heirald, writing under date
of the 22c4 May, gives tlio.following a,
count of the capture of JFFiiO:
DAVs, together with other'parties-re
lating incidents, W&c., that came within
his immediate scope,-which may not be
uninteresting to our readers,:
WASH INGTON. D. C., May 22, 1865.
-Since my arrival at Fortress Monroe,
where, -for the first time sincel left
Gravelly Springs, Ala, with General
Wilson's cavalry expedition on. the 22d
Of'Mawh last, I had the oppottunity of
reading Nurthorn iwspnpere, 1, find
that a great many orrors have creptinto
their columns relative to the. Atten;pted
.cscape, capture'aud final disposition of
Jeff. Davis and his' -co cons'pi rators.
These have been sent- for publicnion -by
correspondents wlbso informnation vas
obtained principally-from Madane'Ru
- mor and the grapevine tele.graph,' and,
.as a'matthr. of course, are .%s erroneous
as the.great bulk of news cbtained'in
that way. - Having been ,'ntimattly
connecled with the parties who. taade
the -capture, . and enjoying -.their full
confidence, I had eyery: oppo'tunity
of learning during our lvoyrge, .every
incident connected with the purait
aid captukre of -the fugitive from
jtstice; and from blacon t. Fortress
Monroe, and up.to the eve-ning ofEtho
'2lst inst., can give thd. fa'cts from
personal observation and investiga'tion.
As 1-have given in my previous hltters
avory full account of- the capture and
tra-hsit of - these- parties, I will confine
myself principally 'to incidents not pro
viously written, and to the correction of
the errors above mentioned; 'and in do.
ing so I shall write, as'I always do, with
the knowledge that I am.- writing his
.THIE CAMP wflERE JVFF. WAf CAP'TURnD
%wAs situated in'a pine forest, or'the side
of th6 Abbeyville road, about onQ' tile
;froma Irwinsville, Irwin county, Ge6rgia.
It tonsisted of a large wall tenit, contain
ing only the- arch-traitor and his family,
and an ordinary "fly," cont*iirig' the
mae portion of the'caravah. Surrouid.
il ahid cogtiguous to these wer, two
Comm 'ot army wagons, two 4h61tlancea
and-several boi'so'and rmule, - ith'the
usUal tmount of".camlp paralAdaWia,
su1h a4 saddles, laAnAW , egoin'g utenis,
d- . Davis himself and Fostmasti
R6agan, witi the'twotoolonels-Lubbook
and Johnson, aid-debarmps-;hid only
eyertakeoshe party 'the:.hight' beforo,
aiert fatiguing journeyrom Washing
tion, Ga., where -they'lhad remainedo
"*g1ul 8eAe, busies," as thle say; *pI e
Mie: Davigithi the childn' at eeW
vants, had pushed forward, .ndei .tG
T otneetlud ddt 6fPrivateheer0 y
tritonitnd a'few of the' tithful, stuich
uitetmtedat fathaway, Midshipnit
HW16A'end-aboutr t'wegy' priV't6 'MIL,
diWr - It. was pvtbably at or v'erf nekt
WAhingtda where - Divig diiswie his'
escort andi divide4 the spoils,'0WAer1thW
destiWyresing rbumfatin#ed. '8dm of
- 8 stena's esalry'ee)l 4upon hi,
ndhe 'chelided to' "d di,~ enr by
letting therm follow tife body' lf aalr
hiehe anhsfke( trayvelhid swcog,
the e..ntr aridjdt d hisfuily,
2 o the hrrors of satpn the
- of the kege ~n4' p, tand'uIver,f
and ke4wisobt$6 y. some time
and act'ab erIautw A se I could
learn is djs. wal 4 dilf
rM*essma.of theo oeea
.nudoh -asitis hundred" db *Oba a
'waeds$M'tiois shake lwhl4Owth
ser exaodte ytjoeived, a bare gJi
Th is. a , ahiderable qdisturbmnod
the catp1pp ndduring the selee Jeff. auf
hia empagd.es u oae'ddled'
1s5i i i re'di wtg t hi bodl'
p 6ffd tofe
by Colonel Pritchard just as*. the first
streak of dawn began to light the Eastern
sky. Everything was profoundly silent.
Jeff. was undoubtedly dreaming of his
former greatness, and the entire party
were wrapt in the somniambulent em
brace of Morphous, when they were
suddenly stattled by the yells- of the
soldiers, and' awoke too. late to- make
preparations for even a feeble resistance.
After the olicers nad men in the "fly"
were safely underguard, which occupied
soipe time, a corporal went to the door
of the'tent occupied by defunct royalty,
anid ordjered them to come forth and
dbliver themselves up. Mrs. Davis ap.
peareA at the door and said:
"Please, gentlemen, do not intrude
dpoh the privacy of ladies. There are
n ogentleiten here, and youAvill oblige
us greatly by giving us time to dress."
"411 right, madame," said thle little
cotporal; "we Will give you time to make
your toilet, and then you can take a ride
to Macon for your health."
' A guard was placed around thh tent,
and the read;'ta' imagination must draw
froitn the- denouement what transpired ii.
side. After half hour's ihterval, the mo.
notiny outside only being broktn by the
demands of the guard to, "hurry up,"
thert came to the dour Mrs.-Davis and
Miss IHowell, leadinig an 'upp""ently 'de.
crepit old lady, tit-essed in 'a lady'esorn
ing wsrapper, with a tight hoOd oon h t
head and her face covered'with a! sma l
Vedl. 'T1he "old lady," could '*alk' only
with great difficulty, but ttered through
the door of the tent with a tin iail on
"Soldier, I suppose yodi have ho 61-'
jection'to letting m- old mother" go 'to
thospin'Mr some wAter fori s to wash
w h.-ai rs. Dtiis. --
"Wall, I rebkoh 'I have some littH
objectibn to letting that' 'old lady go,"
iaid the' corporal. "She *eirgh'ioots
don't slid ?" anid with thi point orhi 6sa:
bre he raised tl'e frbek, discodoring a
large, coarse Vhini of talf-skin' boots.'
While tte curpo'al was diacoerin' and
exhibiting tho cloven 1 foot of the beast,
another soldier stripped the 'veil and
hood froni of? jiis. fdc. 'and l I iho
grbat 's? which ha'e so Joni Moeh,Iidddii
'neath a'llon's-skin-a.4 f. DafiN--stood'
bofore them, In all hiN'lihaillanitnit. and'
in'his trpe character, before tho lighi of
which Henry VIII. pales, and Rioliard
IIL rise' in the scale df human greatness.
When Jeff. saw 'that he Was' fairly
'anght, and' would be deliVere'd -into the
hands'of his qhemiese;'-h waxed excoed.
ing' wroth, and railed' ont at the soldiers
whenovr 6pportunity- othed.' "He f4e.
quentl Tae use of such 9netring -to
marks 'as~ ?'
"Vtlbrus soldiers, in ded t ihakei
war tioh women 'and chltef)"' "I
tho't ,L thue akeL%" gciumnt .a'ns
'a i'tW inor, faI'9uis the'to' sehd' its
soldiers to steal *o'nelesro'ei 'and'
children qit'bf ftheir'bVds it igh " m.
'Mrs.-'avia 'ironicAlly f~'eni 4',lias
she "iad idt a'ware'that 'an dd' *drnfi
and fqur -children fwoge of so mnh value
aa to 6a escorted'by thee hiindted '86l
didft thoqgh tHercodttry."
'I-hayoipreviously;-..ntitoned the' ef-'
foot ?ro4 u oponsDavls'by the. Presi.
dont proolarpation offering a ,reward of
one hqdred tho4awd doll;ars for-his at
rest: , I tave often hied to imsgiio the
t60terj:elehasT W89,be'e, re&a his.
doom itt ithghandwgiting'on therwall, ozv
t-heiord-of the.j tie )n 'the
handsa the offloers of Q %h1ba hah lid
re y upo~ing 84che utin a vastly
stagoi~ed dgree, mttat.haveebeeT .the
fqeeiugwdf Jefa. Dvitwhensbie read 'hb.
must have O94esto the' 1irst' PalisatIon
of )hisuopi'ion1, He treuubled~ like an
n 4 pp the'p~per 4ow jisa
e nt reeds apd -spllepg
rato t649vr is , i' a .,
AT M AWD/1N*Ot9.J - i.
enaboujt footp I~
Cadi shqh4s~M M M
guards ohstructed their vision. Dinner
was already prepared, and the prison- 'I
ers partook of it with a. relish. , After
dinner, Postmaster Reagau, who, I
seems, had taken the coiltract to see
"the, Preside'lt" (?) safb through to
Texas, was admitted to General. Wil.
son's room, where were congregated set.
eral officers, including the General him.
self, and your correspondent. Reagan
told General Wilson that he wished to
ask his. permission to accompany "the
President" to Washington, adding tilat
he had shared with him his propprty
(exactly so; Vide the bills of exchange
drawn on- Iondon in his nanie)-and did
not wish to desert him in the hour of
his adversity. On receiving assurance
that lie would be permitt-d to 'accoiA
pany hitn he expressed his gratitude.
"You are under no obligations, sir,"
said the General, "for I should have
sent you, whether You wanted to go or
not. You are a civilian - prisoner, and
he' is a priso'her both military and civil."
The party was joined here by Clement
0. Clay and his wife, they having come
front Lagrange (their horne), tie re'
vious day, and surrendered themselves
to General Wilson. The meeting be.
tween Davis and Clay was very cordial
and Mrs..Davis ani Mrs. Clay were very
affectionate towards each otlier. The
affeotions and feelings of the two fami
liess seemed to run in one and the same
channel, and they, vere often caught- in I
secret couns~l together, and separated by I
the guard. While-inconverAtion with i
Colonel Pritchard and myself, 'ire. Clay
jocularly romarked that as she brought
Mr. Clay to N.acon ahelshohild claim the '
"Yes," said Mrs. David, ."one hut;
dred t.hneaund dollars would lbe cohsid'- 1
table of an amount of pocket change for
us poor unfortunates now ' sold my I
horses, carriage; silver wa - aid jewelry
for what little money I lad, nnd thab '
ha sbeen Atolen from me."
I coilld not see, howevir, any lack of c
jewelry. abouleer persouds she sported
tvosplendid diamond rings upon one fin
Nothing further of intoest' occurred I
dutfig the route from Mason to ,Atlan. i
ta, da it *as in the night, and. gIoat of
the party, wary. and aleepy," went off t
in deep slumber. . t
At AltAnti Goe'.eal Upton' had a
(tain an escort and'a '*am breakfast in S
waiting foi us. and 'after about an hour's J
delay,evo were off for Augusta. (en. I
Uptotn and two of hjis staff officers a(
- ,AfEXANDERB'HLOTIEPHENS. -
I loaded here from General pton,
that an enc6tin olisgoe of the rebel V ce
Predent'Atephens hail gond ahe 6o'us d4
gh lie regular trAin. He was arrested
on his rNS"'tioi onla 'shoit distancer
fodi A' lgtl, Va quad of Genera I
,Upton'suen, 'itn r7j captaiiand stall'
Offf64, *hosW iime I have to ig"t teOn,.
Stephi made no effort i;o dcape;'gi t
*Ais fbiu at hib house qdietly sTpokng
Ii4 hde4shkMth e had no compatkipns
z4'tis'negie 6ervants and ado,'an"
lived alm,ot entirely in solitude'}Ie
obndt ionhot boat t Augusta. I so.
icitid ihInnfoduction, andhad . ety
plead, roftabl# and leng'y corWer
sation 'i4 him. Asny o jet, ws
Adin .hifi u4tion I gtve him 'tb. floor
addiA lt hiw'd o'mo'ti the talkin; niere
es r~sn ine in thi afihinative. or iiegat
ruve a d . Piel'uttiing !p far19 r.
e was 'ver anxicaus. to know what
pahoy I thought .Ake~gove mnnt would
adopt~to.v-ards thecleaders of the rebelgen.
Ietsserted. that us-onciliatory epollcy
wottld at Qnee tenite .the people,;re'sive
tede, co~e;44r manunihetarey' and:'g
riculture, -andln n, .bring'ty.ditzp
ted &taMs bacesonsbelr allegiance gnd
original asigwe n the, Union.:. A 'dibI
oett po~il' ietholdaid s~v to keep
upr'.o lslg of bittetoses ad'rquais the
proce o~ implatgb4 tapding attny' go
rdpeAQ suboydlasto& ije, ostpdins
ftqjol.A$ p e iandt~ a s
dea~4s~h dd ttbdpu t
ameIrr4r1Ommetw w-wr- >~l
M m'MM M EME MM A ' t& Ide1
GE ~aE II IO~kisie
Both kept their respective -places, inde
iendent entirely of the other's presence.
3teplens said to me that ,when he <went
,o Hampton Roadsk, in company with
Fudge Campbell and the Hon. R. A. T.
hunter, to meet President Linoolo, -he
:ould have made s;tisfactory terms of
)eacein five minutes. He was not, how
wver, clothed with the proper oflicial au
hority, and hence his,nission failed.
OENERAL .WIEELER AND STAFF.
were also capturdJ, abogt, fifteen miles
rom Atlanta. le had an escort of
tbout one hundred men, who fIred at the
tpproach of our cavalry (less ih number),
Ind left their general to his fa'te. They
were also taken to Augusta. and yere
here put nuder charge of Colonal Pritch
ird by General Upton. It. is stipposed
hat Wheeler and his men were going
icross the country to join Davis, though
hey claim they were en route for, their
As this letter is getting rather length,
nd as I have previously described t e
ransit from Augusta, to Fortress Mon
'oe, I will im'iediately proceed 'to the
elation of seine facts conitected with
1NAL DISPOSITION OF THE CONSPIRA
Tihe Clyde, having. on board the pris,
Pmers, and also the man-of-war Tuscarora
convoy), were anchored outside the har
>or, and Colonel Pritchard and Captalio
Prailey wenit onsliore iu a small boat to
epQrt to Washington. As has been
irevionely stated, they-learned from the
ommandant of the post, Colonel Rob
ts, thatlhe, had orders to jetain the
irisoners at that place,'and was then en
raged i fitting up,six casemates inside
iortress Monoe, fodn heir reception. In
nswer to the reporto sent to the capitol
y Colonel Pritchardhe receivad a tele.
,ram ordering him ter guard the prisoners
ell and "await further orders." Subse
pently lie received a despatch that Gen.
ral Halleck-would arrive at noon on
laturday to take charg) of the matter.
ccordiu'gly General H'alleck did'arr;V,
uat it was not until Sunday nQrning
hatsanything definite'was known regard.
ig the disposition., of the priseners.
k bout eight o'clodk -.. M. on -Siiday,
he 21st inst, however,'the gunboat Mau.
lee came alongside-the Olyde, and took
II loard General Wheeler and hisethree
taff offlors and Colonels Johnson and
unbbock. They aW, estined to Fort
4bot noon of the- same day the man.
Iwar Tuscarora took on board Vie
Iresident St.ephens and. Postmaster Gen
ral.Reagan, and started with,;theni. for
brt Lafayene. I wal given to under
tand, by an offiger who knew wheriof
ie spoke, that, th,.reat. of them would
icupy t'ae e i Fortreps. Mon.
6'. Qoloinel nritch rd and. io med
enlahing as sn eelh guard. Sych was
listatus of a air when I e4. oa
lVe o'doijk boat for Baltim e1o.
The Provost Marshal General he's or
lered the Richmond 'Whig to drop th
r Stto "sic, &mper 2Araun it
rhe Geaot tr*E'ri v ekly
THE propilof ora of' Ae'lon 'esablislieO
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