Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Col. Butler” in article 35 of The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1861., [Electronic resource]:
...troops were expected in a few days.
Those now on Ship Island are under command of Col. Phelps, he being the senior colonel, and is said to be a rank Abolitionist.
The Quartermaster-General is Col. Butler , brother to Gen. Butler, who is the Commander of the expedition, and is looked for daily.
Col. Phelps (before Capt. Legarde left the island) had a proclamation ready to send on shore.
It was so r...
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