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t which proceeded from the curiosity of the people to witness the proceedings. (New York Tribune, May 10, 1861, in Putnam's Rebellion Record, I (Diary), pp. 61, 62.) Without any molestation or any symptoms of a hostile demonstration. (Bates, History Pennsylvania Volunteers, I, 160.) But, such as it was, this occupation of Baltimore was attributed by Parton and other writers of that period to General Butler's own initiative; yet it now appears from his own report to General Scott, dated May 15, 1861, that this act was performed in obedience to verbal directions received from the War Department through Mr. Harriman. Official War Records, II, 29. General Scott had, however, written, the day previous, that it was taken without his knowledge and of course without his approbation. It was not till two days after it had happened that General Butler thought it necessary to inform General Scott, and then only in answer to a peremptory telegram. Official War Records, II, 28. The rem