Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Capt. Phillips” in chapter 188, page 488 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:

...pton. It appears that Hampton had been evacuated by Butler's forces, in the first instance, on account of a panic originated by a balloon exploration. About 700 of our men, under the command of Capt. Phillips , had gone in the direction of the town, on a search for contraband negroes. The balloonist reported to Gen. Butler that 10,000 men were marching upon Hampton, and in consequence of the report the ...
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