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The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 80 80 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 64 64 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 26 26 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 24 24 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler. You can also browse the collection for July 2nd or search for July 2nd in all documents.

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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 13: occupations in 1863; exchange of prisoners. (search)
ther statements of his own view of public affairs therein contained. Incredible as it is, 'tis true and pity 'tis, 'tis true. A dictatorship could have been established only by subduing the people of the country by the armies of the United States. At the time McClellan was summoned to take charge of our greatest army, his only military achievement had been in a short campaign with a few regiments, a battery, two companies of cavalry and three detached companies. McClellan's letter, July 2. His story, page 59. His first action was on the 10th of July, 1861, and was fought without the loss of an officer on his side. His second battle was fought on the 13th of July and resulted in the surrender of the enemy, consisting of one brigade officer, two colonels twenty-five officers, and five hundred and sixty men. The entire results of the campaign he himself sums up in these words: Nine guns taken, twelve colors, lots of prisoners, and all this was done with so little loss on our si
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 15: operations of the Army of the James around Richmond and Petersburg. (search)
d that he be relieved from under my command. Grant had taken no official action in regard to this application. On the 2d of July Smith had asked for a leave of absence, pleading ill-health. That was granted for a period of ten days. General Or he says that General Grant assigned his connection with that letter as a reason for his removal. And why? Before the 2d of July a complaint was made by General Hancock of this article, asking that the author, who was a reporter at the Headquarters of the Eighteenth Corps, might be dealt with. On the 2d of July Grant sent me the following order:-- City Point, July 2, 1864, 11 o'clock A. M. Major-General Butler: A correspondent, Mr.----, understood to be with your command, has publisheindependent of me, by his influence through his friend Senator Foote with Halleck. See Appendix No. 82. Before the 2d of July Grant learned that Smith had, in addition to his abuse of Meade, whose command of the Army of the Potomac he sought fro
rant sent word to me not to go, if it were possible to stay, and I replied, in a private note, warranted by our former relations, a copy of which note I will send you in a few days. The next day the Assistant Secretary of War (Mr. Dana) came to tell me that he had been sent by General Grant to say what it becomes necessary to repeat in view of subsequent events, to wit: That he, General G., had written a letter the day before to ask that General Butler might be relieved from that department July 2, and I placed in command of it, giving as a reason that he could not trust General Butler with the command of troops in the movements about to be made, and saying also that next to General Sherman he had more confidence in my ability than in that of any general in the field. The order from Washington dated July 7, sent General B. to Fortress Monroe, and placed me in command of the troops, then under him, and General Grant said he would make the changes necessary to give me the troops in the