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m. Lamb, that this decision was absolutely necessary, and that the reason of the success of Maj.-Gen. A. H. Terry's second attack lay in the much more formidable character of the naval bombardment which preceded it, from seventy-five vessels instead of forty-one. Colonel Lamb emphatically said that Admiral Porter was as much to blame as General Butler for the repulse. Century War Book, IV, 646. Colonel Lamb repeated this statement to the writer even more emphatically, at Saratoga, in September, 1895, and also emphasized the assertion made in the above narrative, namely, that General Butler had himself to blame for this unjust reproach, on account of an unduly boastful and premature letter sent by him to Admiral Porter, which Lamb calls a piece of romance. Compare Gordon's War Diary, pp. 366, 370, which gives a graphic account, but which is undoubtedly unjust to General Butler. For some of the criticisms of naval men, see Ammen's The Old Navy and the New, p. 405 For General Sherma